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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 24, 2013

Gay Rights Groups: Don’t Leave Us Out of Immigration Bills

By Alex Keefe

Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

Some gay rights groups in Illinois are now applying their own political pressure in the fight to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, as they worry a final deal could leave same-sex couples in the lurch.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 13, 2013

Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

By Don Gonyea

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A new immigration bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week. One big hurdle toward that was cleared this week when the United Farm Workers reached a deal with growers that would address wages and caps the number of visas allowed for new workers.

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AP - Illinois Public Media News - April 01, 2013

U of I Leaders on Business Panel Pushing Immigration Reform

By The Associated Press, with addtional reporting from Illinois Public Media

A new group of business leaders wants to recruit 300 CEOs and 1,000 small businesses in Illinois to push for "common sense'' bipartisan immigration reform.  It includes two heads from the University of Illinois.

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