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Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

An Immigration Impasse Long in the Making

An Immigration Impasse Long in the Making

The Arizona law is the culmination of years of inaction by Washington to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. 

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Thousands March in Arizona Over Immigration Law

Thousands March in Arizona Over Immigration Law

The Arizona law is the culmination of years of inaction by Washington to deal with the issue of illegal immigration. 

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Audience Echoes NBC Poll: We Are a Nation Divided on Immigration

Audience Echoes NBC Poll: We Are a Nation Divided on Immigration

Across NBC's network of city websites, the conversation on immigration policy was active.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Immigration Insights: Viewers Respond

Immigration Insights: Viewers Respond

NBCChicago users took to Twitter, Facebook and our site to offer opinions.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Facing Deportation for Stopping Crime

Facing Deportation for Stopping Crime

It's called Section 287(g), and it means local police can enforce federal immigration laws. That's why an illegal immigrant from Mexico faces deportation after he did the right thing and called 911 to report...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

A Look at One of the Most Active Spots on the Border

A Look at One of the Most Active Spots on the Border

It's called Section 287(g), and it means local police can enforce federal immigration laws. That's why an illegal immigrant from Mexico faces deportation after he did the right thing and called 911 to report...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Poll: On Immigration, Racial Divide Runs Deep

Poll: On Immigration, Racial Divide Runs Deep

White and Latino Americans are deeply divided over immigration, their allegiances to the nation’s political parties and their opinions about President Obama, according to a new NBC/MSNBC/Telemundo poll.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Chicago Protesters: Don't Deport Our Economy

Chicago Protesters: Don't Deport Our Economy

Nearly three dozen, including Chicago alderman, arrested.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Obama Orders 1,200 Troops to Border

Obama Orders 1,200 Troops to Border

Nearly three dozen, including Chicago alderman, arrested.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

American Citizen Faced Deportation

American Citizen Faced Deportation

Despite ID and birth certificate, Chicago man detained for three days.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

U.S. Split Over Arizona Immigration Law

U.S. Split Over Arizona Immigration Law

Despite ID and birth certificate, Chicago man detained for three days.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Meet the Voices Behind the Immigration Debate

Meet the Voices Behind the Immigration Debate

Despite ID and birth certificate, Chicago man detained for three days.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Take the Latest Citizenship Test

Take the Latest Citizenship Test

Despite ID and birth certificate, Chicago man detained for three days.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Hispanics Face Highest Levels of Discrimination: Poll

Hispanics Face Highest Levels of Discrimination: Poll

Despite ID and birth certificate, Chicago man detained for three days.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Mexico's Leader Slams Arizona Immigration Law

Mexico's Leader Slams Arizona Immigration Law

Despite ID and birth certificate, Chicago man detained for three days.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Highland Park Team Confirms Trip to Florida

Highland Park Team Confirms Trip to Florida

School board holds first meeting since cancellation of Arizona trip.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alexi Wants Immigration Reform, But What Kind Isn't Clear

Alexi Wants Immigration Reform, But What Kind Isn't Clear

Reacting to questions on Arizona's controversial new immigration law, Giannoulias says "comprehensive reform" is needed, but stops short of explaining exactly what such reform would entail.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011
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By Ward Room Staff

Kirk: "Let the Girls Play"

Kirk: "Let the Girls Play"

Kirk doesn't take Palin's lead, and Giannoulias remains silent.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011
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By Edward McClelland

How Sarah Palin's Basketball Histrionics Are Helping Alexi Giannoulias

How Sarah Palin's Basketball Histrionics Are Helping Alexi Giannoulias

She's forcing Kirk to take a stand he'd rather not, and in his hometown to boot.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Rights Activists Expect Boost from Ariz. Rallies

Rights Activists Expect Boost from Ariz. Rallies

She's forcing Kirk to take a stand he'd rather not, and in his hometown to boot.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Obama Urged to Fight Arizona Immigration Law

Obama Urged to Fight Arizona Immigration Law

She's forcing Kirk to take a stand he'd rather not, and in his hometown to boot.

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011

Arizona Gov Signs Controversial Immigration Bill

Arizona Gov Signs Controversial Immigration Bill

She's forcing Kirk to take a stand he'd rather not, and in his hometown to boot.

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