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Taste of Chicago to Welcome Food Trucks for the First Time Ever

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced a series of exciting developments for Chicago’s growing food truck industry, beginning with the welcoming of food trucks into Taste of Chicago for the first time ever this summer, July 10-14, 2013 in Grant Park. Each evening’s concert at the Petrillo Music Shell will offer additional food options for concert attendees served by some of ...

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Pew: Majority of Americans Support Legalizing Undocumented Immigrants

WASHINGTON — A new survey finds the majority of Americans say there should be a way for foreigners living illegally in the United States to stay in the country if they meet certain conditions. The study published Thursday by the Pew Research Center shows 71 percent of Americans favor granting legal status to the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in ...

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Labor, business agree to principles on immigration

U.S. business and labor groups announced agreement Thursday on a key priority  for an immigration overhaul bill: creating a new system to bring lower-skilled  workers to the country. The Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO, a collection of 57 unions, reached  consensus after weeks of closed-doors negotiations they were conducting at the  request of Sens. Charles Schumer, a Democrat, and ...

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Obama pushes Congress on immigration, split emerges

(Reuters) – Just over a week into his second term, President Barack Obama took his fight for immigration reform to the West on Tuesday and pushed Congress to quickly find a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented residents. But as Obama praised a bipartisan immigration plan during a speech in Las Vegas, disagreement emerged between the White House and ...

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Immigration reform: US senators in bipartisan deal

A bipartisan group of US senators has unveiled a bill for sweeping reform of the immigration system this year. The framework calls for a path to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the US, while tightening border security. The eight senators promoted their plan a day before President Obama presents his own blueprint. Correspondents say conservatives’ ...

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Illegal Immigrants To Obtain Drivers License Legally In Illinois…

January 27, 2013 ( SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) (WLS) — Illinois has become the fourth state, but by far the largest, to make drivers licenses available to undocumented immigrants. Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill Sunday creating temporary visitor drivers licenses that he and other backers say will make roads safer and will help pave the way for national immigration reform. Others ...

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Obama signs bill to grant Nigerian student U.S. permanent residency

A Nigerian immigrant’s dream came true when President Barack Obama signed into law a rare private bill granting him permanent residency in the Unites States. Victor Chukwueke, who lives in Michigan on an expired visa, came to the United States 11 years ago to undergo treatment for massive face tumors. He graduated from a university in the state, and plans ...

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E-Verify: Immigration Reform’s Threat To Legal Workers

By David Bier Ken Nagel thought it would be no problem to hire his daughter at his Phoenix restaurant. He had not considered that Arizona’s new employment verification system, E-Verify, would deem her ineligible to work. E-Verify, which attempts to screen out unauthorized immigrants by checking employees against federal databases, failed his daughter, a U.S. citizen. “It was just another ...

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