immigrants

Veto Session
4:12 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Illinois Senate Okays Undocumented Immigrant Drivers' Licenses

The Illinois Senate Tuesday approved drivers' licenses for immigrants who came to the U-S illegally. The legislation has bipartisan support.

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-Illinois
5:22 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Lawmakers May Consider Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Credit Illinois Secretary of State

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. 

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.

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Local
6:50 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Mixed reaction in Illinois to President's immigrant order

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 controversial move is drawing praise and criticism in Illinois.

25-year old Alaa Mukahhal has a degree in architecture from the University of Illinois. Her family moved to the state from Kuwait when she was a young child. But she’s still not an American citizen, and she’s currently in the midst of deportation proceedings:

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