WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion.
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2014 file photo, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agent looks for signs along trail while on patrol near the Texas-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plan for executive actions t…
FILE - In this June 30, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plan…
FILE - This June 24, 2014, file photo shows Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson arrivines on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plan for executive actions that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already…
HAMMOND | About 30 Latino activists and residents from Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area held a prayer vigil Wednesday outside Franciscan St. Margaret Health to show support for a Calumet City resident who remains in critical condition from injuries suffered at a party.
CHICAGO | Cook County government officials, including Sheriff Tom Dart, were critical of federal officials Thursday for what they say is their unwillingness to cooperate with local officials on issues that touch on federal immigration policy.
Counties in Indiana are now considering their options when it comes to election polling sites, and they're learning there are benefits to vote centers over traditional precinct voting sites.
Fort Wayne has considered installing them, as have other Indiana cities such as Hammond, Gary and Lafayette. Hoosier lawmakers even flirted with the idea of making them a state enterprise.
Playing politics: GOP clings to state office
The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld Arizona's 2007 law requiring all employers in the state to use the federal E-Verify system for screening out illegal aliens and revoking the business licenses of firms that knowingly hire them.
CHICAGO | U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Chicago Democrat who has been a leader in the fight for federal immigration reform, said Thursday he will not run for Chicago mayor.
CHICAGO | Green Party candidate LeAlan Jones said Thursday he would work to repeal the Democrats' new health care law and replace it with something stronger if he's elected in November to President Barack Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.
BERWYN, Ill. | The Republican candidate for Illinois governor, state Sen. Bill Brady, said Wednesday he doesn't support amnesty for illegal immigrants, but he wouldn't say much else about immigration reform.
CHICAGO | Two days after Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't seek a seventh term, a group of Latino activists pondered an idea that seemed implausible the last time Chicago chose a new leader: An outcome decided by Latinos.
CHICAGO | Guillermo Campos Ojeda stares blankly at the clouds from the jetliner's window, mentally retracing the 22 years that he lived in the United States as an illegal immigrant.
PHOENIX | A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona's immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.
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