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Leave immigration enforcement to feds

Leave immigration enforcement to feds

Given the goal of the East Chicago Police Department and the Region STOP Team to build trust with community members, I urge the ECPD/Lake County to stop local enforcement of expensive national immigration programs.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am

Immigrants should follow U.S. laws, period

We have gone from a nation of immigrants assimilating to become Americans to a nation assimilating to the immigrants.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Report details hurdles to immigrant health signups

CHICAGO | A poorly designed federal system prevented perhaps thousands of immigrants from enrolling in coverage under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, according to a preliminary report from an Illinois advocacy group.

June 19, 2014 3:50 pm

Don't change laws to accommodate lawbreakers

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).

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

Use military assets to protect our nation's borders

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.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

Respect for laws would end illegal immigration

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.

April 03, 2013 12:00 am

Fraud concerns linger over new Ill. license law

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.

January 29, 2013 12:00 am

Driver's license for immigrants is good economics

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…

January 23, 2013 12:00 am

Dutch family migrated to Midwest and grew in number, notoriety

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.

January 20, 2013 12:00 am

Big insurers wary of immigrant driver's licenses

SPRINGFIELD | A proposed new state law could give Illinois insurance companies a quarter of a million new customers.

December 03, 2012 12:00 am

Chicago aldermen urge driver's licenses for immigrants

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.

November 16, 2012 7:45 pm
Disparate immigrant groups united in get-out-the-vote efforts

Disparate immigrant groups united in get-out-the-vote efforts

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.

November 02, 2012 12:00 am

Politicians and locals support driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

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 …

November 01, 2012 1:21 pm

Emanuel announces $275K for immigrant scholarships

CHICAGO| Chicago officials say they've raised $275,000 so far in private donations for an immigrant scholarship fund.

August 16, 2012 6:30 pm

Proposed Chicago ordinance limits detention of illegal immigrants

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.

July 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Governor honors community leader and author with award

Governor honors community leader and author with award

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…

December 26, 2011 12:00 am

Chicago office to help immigrant business owners

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."

December 06, 2011 9:45 pm

Holder needs to resign now, 'fast and furious'

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.

November 17, 2011 12:00 am

A name is a name, even after it is shortened

The first thing most immigrants to Indiana Harbor learned was that their names were too long.

October 16, 2011 12:00 am

Increased diversity marked by some conflicts

An increase in Calumet Region diversity hasn't quelled race-related conflicts and the growing pains that come with them.

April 03, 2011 12:00 am
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