A debate about a Cook County ordinance that frees some inmates wanted by immigration authorities could get hotter. At its meeting Wednesday, the County Board agreed to consider two proposed amendments that would scale back the ordinance.
La Union Benefica Mexican has been around for decades in Northwest Indiana.The East Chicago-based not-for-profit group has been hosting its annual Mexican Independence Day parade for years.And, the group, known as the UBM for short, promotes Mexican culture and traditions throughout the year with ev
Chicago artist Juan Angel Chavez recalls a Latin pop song he heard on a recent trip back to his home state of Chihuahua, Mexico. It offered tongue-in-cheek advice to would-be immigrants trying to cross the border into the U.S. “Try not to look like you’re from Neptune,” the lyrics advise.
Mayor Emanuel has said that he wants to make Chicago, “the most immigrant-friendly city in the world.” As part of his efforts to accomplish that goal, the city established the Office of New Americans. Last week, Emanuel tapped Adolfo Hernandez to direct that office.