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Mexican president to visit Chicago Tuesday
The president of Mexico will be in Chicago Tuesday as part of his first official visit to the United States. Immigration reform is one major issue being discussed by President Felipe Calderon. But some Mexican-Americans living in Chicago are protesting his visit. [READ MORE...]
Illinois House OKs driver's permits for undocumented residents
Illinois would become one of only a handful of states in the nation that authorize illegal immigrants to drive on their roads under legislation the Illinois House passed Wednesday to create a special driver's permit for undocumented residents. [READ MORE...]
Illinois Considers Driving 'Certificates' for Illegals
Illegal immigrants would be able to drive legally in Illinois under a proposal making its way through the state Legislature. The plan would create special driving certificates that people could obtain without a Social Security number.
Minuteman Civil Defense Corps National call to action!
Americans have patiently waited for ICE/Homeland security to deport Elvira Arellano, the illegal alien who defied a government order that she turn herself in to the Department of Homeland Security for deportation. Instead, she took sanctuary in Chicago in a West Side church. The 31-year-old woman was arrested in 2002 during an immigration sweep at O'Hare International Airport. [READ MORE...]
Contact Special Counsel regarding harbored fugitive in Chicago
The Illinois Minuteman Civil Defense Corps is engaging in a national campaign to request assistance from U.S. States Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, Special Counsel in Northern Illinois. There has been total inaction on the part of ICE/Homeland Security in Illinois in reference to Elvira Arellano who is a fugitive and is being safe harbored in a church in Chicago. [READ MORE...]
This country's always been a nation of immigrants?
Here's Minuteman Robert Klein Engler's take on the Elvira Arellano situation. [READ MORE...]
Find your voice and get involved
A reporter asked me an interesting question at the Elgin City Council meeting last week. Looking around at all the Hispanics in the audience, the foyer and the driveway to city hall, and recognizing that I was clearly outnumbered, she asked, "Are you afraid?" My short answer was, "Not really."
A view from the border
The border between the United States and Mexico is flat and desolate along much of its 2,000 mile stretch. There is hardly any place high enough to get above the terrain where you may look down and see the larger picture that makes up the panorama of illegal immigration. [READ MORE...]
Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday August 8, 2006 in Geneva, IL. What Should Washington Do about Immigration? Voice Your Opinion In-person!
Citing three deaths in which undocumented aliens were charged with the alleged crimes, Pulido presented a binder to the board asking that the McHenry County Sheriff use monies from the Justice Department for holding undocumented aliens in the county jail. [READ MORE...]
Minuteman takes another run at Elgin
MCDC is requesting your presence to stand guard in the Altar Valley, Pima County Arizona. [READ MORE...]
Locals bodies can’t ignore, silence immigration pleas
Nowhere is the adage that “all politics is local” more true these days than in the area of illegal immigration. [READ MORE...]