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Young Immigrants, the ‘Dream 9,’ Test U.S. Policy

“Last year (immigration enforcement) went after my uncle and he was deported,” Mateo said before leaving for Mexico.

“What our family went through is what millions have gone through and it needs to stop. This administration needs to know we won’t wait for Congress to do the right thing.”

Video - Mother from Ecuador risks her life for her undocumented daughter

Janeth Cordova and her mother Lillian Cordova talk about what it is like to be undocumented. Lillian risked her life to allow her daughter to live in the U.S.

Gaining hope then losing it: The developmental limbo faced by undocumented youth

Dayana Dominguez, 23, is undocumented and graduated from a school in South Side Chicago. In August, she went to Navy Pier to apply for a two-year work permit.

Insisten en licencias para indocumentados de Illinois

Buscan que legisladores de Illinois aprueben una ley para emitir licencias temporales de manejo a los indocumentados.

Drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants

Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey says the union supports the campaign. He said getting a drivers license would make it easier for some families to get work. But it also would make the roads safer.

Driver’s licenses for [all] makes sense

"... the Logan Square Neighborhood Association ... kicked off a “Driver’s License for All” campaign Friday with testimonials from undocumented immigrants on the hardships of not being able to drive legally."

Meet the Dream Team

Undocumented Students at Schurz High School are working together to achieve their college goals.

Organizers and Legislators Band Together to Push for Driver’s License Reform at State Level

"Jennifer Velazquez, an organizer with Logan Square Neighborhood Association and student at Northeastern Illinois University, is one of the many youths that have lost a parent to ICE. Her father was detained by ICE when agents arrived at her family’s home in the early hours of Sept. 14 last year."

Education Nation: Mentoring becomes as much about parents as it is about kids

Advocates say the program has contributed to improved student performance in the largely poor and minority neighborhood in northwestern Chicago, both for individual students and for the schools that participate.  At James Monroe Elementary School, for instance, 74 percent of third-graders were proficient in reading in 2011, compared to 24 percent in 1999.