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Immigration Policy

Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

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.

September 12, 2014 7:18 am
Activists want community to help family care for sick son

Activists want community to help family care for sick son

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.

August 08, 2012 5:45 pm Photos


County says feds not cooperative when it comes to immigration issues

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.

February 09, 2012 11:00 pm

GUEST EDITORIALS: Counties should adopt vote centers

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.

July 16, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Remain cautious on red light cameras

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.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: GOP clings to state office

Playing politics: GOP clings to state office

June 25, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: A good sign for Indiana's new immigration law

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.

June 04, 2011 12:00 am

Gutierrez will not enter mayoral race

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.

October 15, 2010 12:00 am

Green hopeful would repeal health care

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.

October 01, 2010 12:00 am

Brady has little to say on immigration 'crisis'

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.

September 16, 2010 12:00 am
Latinos could be key in Chicago's mayoral race

Latinos could be key in Chicago's mayoral race

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.

September 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos


A look inside the government's deportation flights

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.

August 01, 2010 12:00 am

U.S. district judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

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.

July 28, 2010 1:45 pm Related
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