Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared he would sign into law a bill that would grant three-year state driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants .
"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"
A coalition of immigrant groups and community allies kicked off a 1,000-mile caravan to Washington, D.C here on Jan. 3, with a press conference at Orlando City Hall.
According to Rep. Greg Harris, its chief sponsor in the House, "there is simply not enough time or votes."
One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery
Voting: it's one of the fundamental rights of a citizen in a democracy, and yet millions of Americans who are ex-felons are denied it, even after they have paid their debt to society.
"This very ground was built on the struggle for equality and equal rights."
Many athletes have publicly stated their support for having LGBT players as their teammates, and some have supported marriage equality efforts.
On Aug. 15, Navy Pier here transformed into New York's Ellis Island - instead of seeing the Statue of Liberty welcome them, it was the Chicago skyline.
A state Assembly committee has put together a comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by these young people.