immigrants http://northernpublicradio.org en Illinois Senate Okays Undocumented Immigrant Drivers' Licenses http://northernpublicradio.org/post/illinois-senate-okays-undocumented-immigrant-drivers-licenses <p>The Illinois Senate Tuesday approved drivers' licenses for immigrants who came to the U-S illegally. The legislation has bipartisan support.</p><p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 22:12:55 +0000 Brian Mackey 22263 at http://northernpublicradio.org Illinois Senate Okays Undocumented Immigrant Drivers' Licenses Lawmakers May Consider Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-may-consider-drivers-licenses-undocumented-immigrants <p class="yiv172759285MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10.0pt;"><span style="color:black;">The Illinois General Assembly returns this week for the fall veto session. Lawmakers may consider a measure to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="yiv172759285MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:10.0pt;"><span style="color:black;">34-year-old Juan lives in the Champaign-Urbana area with his wife and four children. To protect his identity, he’s asked to only use his first name. Juan illegally came to the United States 13-years-ago from Mexico. He owns his own car, but substantially limits his trips - going to work, driving his kids to school, picking up groceries, and making doctor’s appointments. </span> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:22:32 +0000 WNIJ 21849 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lawmakers May Consider Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Mixed reaction in Illinois to President's immigrant order http://northernpublicradio.org/post/mixed-reaction-illinois-presidents-immigrant-order <p>President Obama has signed an executive order that will stop the deportation of certain immigrants who moved to the U.S. when they were young. The&nbsp;controversial move is drawing praise and criticism in Illinois.</p><p>25-year old&nbsp;Alaa Mukahhal has a degree in architecture from&nbsp;the University of Illinois. Her family moved to the state from Kuwait&nbsp;when she was a young child. But she&rsquo;s still not an American citizen, and she&rsquo;s&nbsp;currently in the midst of deportation proceedings:</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 11:50:01 +0000 Mike Moen & Rachel Otwell 13512 at http://northernpublicradio.org