On June 13, the House of Representatives voted on a mostly partisan line to prevent the Obama administration from giving undocumented immigrants brought here as children a break.
President Obama insisted the "moment is now" to give 11 million immigrants in the U.S. without documents a chance at citizenship.
Sister Simone Campbell was upbeat on the possibility of meaningful immigration reform.
CHICAGO - Twelve undocumented Chicagoans were arrested May 29 as they blocked rush hour traffic to demand that President Obama stop deportations.
Getting an immigration bill out of the House may be harder than the Senate, mostly because the Republican tea partiers dominate there, and according to media reports, a major stumbling block may be access to health care.
The bill was supported by a bipartisan group of eight senators (the "Gang of Eight").
Please dial in to join us for an important teleconference Tuesday evening, May 21, called "Dream activists put it all on the line for immigration justice"
In spite of efforts to play African-Americans and Latino immigrants against each other, support for immigration reform is solid within the African-American community.
This past week, the battle over immigration reform intensified in Congress.
At the Broadview Detention Center, more than 150 demonstrated, calling on the Obama administration to suspend deportations, which they say are tearing families apart.