Rev. Walter Coleman of Adalberto United Methodist, a church in Chicagoâ€™s Humboldt Park neighborhood, leads a prayer that urges President Obama to halt immigration raids. He spoke during a march Wednesday in downtown Chicago. (Photo by Ian Fullerton)
During President Barack Obama's first full day, activists in several cities demanded that he loosen enforcement of the nation's immigration laws. The protests included separate events yesterday in downtown Chicago. But it's not clear whether the president is paying a lot of attention right now to immigrant advocates. Obama and Congressional leaders say they're focused on things like reviving the economy and ending the Iraq War.
To help sort out the prospects for immigration reform and enforcement during the Obama administration, WBEZ's Chip Mitchell joins us from our West Side bureau.
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