When Moses led the Israelites to the Promised Land, he asked permission to cross through the Kingdom of Edom, but, “Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army. Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them” (Numbers 20: 14-21).
My paternal grandfather was a sharecropper. Consequently I am acutely sensitive to the dream of leaving bad circumstances for a better life. However, our government has a history of putting Band-Aids over gaping wounds as a way of washing their hands of a tough situation.
Dishonesty is illegal immigrants' original act as they enter over our borders. All those illegal immigrants who have attempted to plunder the benefits and opportunities of U.S. citizens are actually thieves and robbers.
CHICAGO | As Illinois becomes the fourth and most populous state to give illegal immigrants permission to drive, nagging concerns remain about whether there are enough safeguards to avoid the identity fraud and other pitfalls other states faced.
I want to express my appreciation to Indiana state Sens. Tim Lanane, Jean Breaux and Frank Mrvan for addressing issues that are important to the Latino community. In so doing, they acknowledged and counted in a vital segment of the population in Indiana, American-born, for want of a better d…
The present flu epidemic is about to surround us, but let us hope that it is nothing like the 1918-19 version, which killed more people than WWI, somewhere between 20 and 40 million worldwide.
SPRINGFIELD | A proposed new state law could give Illinois insurance companies a quarter of a million new customers.
CHICAGO | The Chicago City Council has adopted a resolution urging the Illinois General Assembly to pass legislation requiring immigrant drivers to be trained, tested, licensed and insured.
The already razor-thin race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney could hinge on the immigrant vote, with record numbers of newly naturalized citizens expected to turn out in next week's election.
They don't have the basic documents most Americans have — a Social Security card, a driver's license, a birth certificate. With no official documentation declaring their right to citizenship, hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in Illinois are also driving illegally: unlicensed …
CHICAGO| Chicago officials say they've raised $275,000 so far in private donations for an immigrant scholarship fund.
CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed what he calls an immigrant-friendly ordinance that beefs up existing practices by adding protections for illegal immigrants.
Governor Mitch Daniels awarded the Distinguished Hoosier Award to Ramon Arredondo this month. State Senator James Merritt, of Indianapolis, presented the award, stating that Arredondo's lifelong commitment and contributions to his community had earned the respect and admiration of Hoosiers a…
CHICAGO | Chicago officials launched a new department Tuesday focused on helping immigrant business owners, a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel billed as a step toward making Chicago "the most immigrant-friendly city in the world."
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder needs to step down now. Operation "Fast and Furious" was directly responsible for the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, a Marine Corps veteran.
The first thing most immigrants to Indiana Harbor learned was that their names were too long.
An increase in Calumet Region diversity hasn't quelled race-related conflicts and the growing pains that come with them.
What are this government and our politicians trying to do, make the American people foreigners in their own country? We have 20 million illegal immigrants in this country breaking our laws by being here illegally.
A total of 33 people from 13 countries became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The event was one of more than 20 naturalization ceremonies taking place this week in national parks across the co…
Sharmistha Parikh, of Dyer, center, greets family members Friday morning following a naturalization ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
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