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by Ashlee Rezin
Mon Jun 30, 2014

Immigrant Rights Advocates Hold Mock Trial, Find Obama Guilty Of 'Needless Deportations' (VIDEO)

While immigration reform legislation has stalled in the U.S. House for a year, immigrant rights advocates hosted a mock trial in downtown Chicago Friday morning and found President Barack Obama “guilty” of “needless deportations.”

“My partner Wilson Gomez-Pu has been detained for 10 months on a 13-year-old order of deportation,” Josefa Gonzalez said, with translation services provided by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR).

Gomez-Pu, who has not been convicted of any violent crimes, was detained last August, said Gonzalez. He is the primary provider for their two children, ages seven and 11.

“My children and I need him home. These needless deportations are destroying our families, and our communities,” she said.

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by Ellyn Fortino
Wed Jun 25, 2014

Chicago City Council Roundup: Gun Shops, Phone Taxes & SROs

Progress Illinois provides some highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.