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Mexico-linked ICIRR conducting voter drive in Chicago - 10/09/08

From this: During the next four weeks, Immigration activists plan to swarm through nearly 700 Chicago-area neighborhoods, visiting some homes several times in a $1 million effort to pull at least 140,000 voters into the polls for the Nov. 4 elections, organizers announced Tuesday. The campaign, involving about 2,500 volunteers, is part of an aggressive last push across the country to sway the...

Immigrants at crossroads - 02/24/07

... legalization campaign/Chicago Tribune/Oscar Avila and Michael Martinez/May 1, 2006/ link or link Days before a massive immigrant rights rally in Grant Park, organizers of the snowballing social movement were racing to firm up plans: They had to consult with Chicago police brass on Monday's route. They were unsure which congressmen would attend. ...The objective Monday is more ambitious: a march...

Will Rod Blagojevich pro-illegal immigration scheme violate law? - 12/13/06

... "Aid for immigrants proposed" by Oscar Avila has more on the proposals, but like the WaPo report it doesn't offer much backstory. Now, let's look at the seamy underbelly of Blago's scheme. The 11/2005 press release doesn't differentiate between illegal and legal immigrants. And: The Governor shall appoint a 15-person New Americans Immigrant Policy Council comprised of the chairs of the Joint...

Immigration march organizers have foreign links - 09/01/06

... citizenship for all immigrants" by Oscar Avila, Chicago Tribune, 5/23/06. (excerpt) [3] This cached page says: "[Mujica has] participated in several political and community based organizations, and is currently the Secretary General of the Mexican Party for Democratic Revolution, PRD, as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the March 10 Movement, organizer of the march and May Day...

National Alliance for Immigrant Rights: Pro-illegal immigration groups seek power - 08/14/06

... seek formal political power" by Oscar Avila and Antonio Olivo. They formed a group called the "National Alliance for Immigrant Rights". One of the leaders is Jorge Mujica, an official with the Mexican political party PRD. At least to me, that completely taints everyone else involved in the group, and the reader is strongly encouraged to break that news to any reporter who does an article on this...

Illegal aliens march in Chicago, get support from Blago, Gutierrez, local media - 03/10/06

... ethnically-conflicted reporters, Oscar Avila and Antonio Olivo, offer "Ethnic groups rally for immigrant rights" (link): "As the saying goes, 'I have a dream.' Well, we have dreams, too," [a marcher] said. "African-Americans were looking for social acceptance. That is what we want, too." Obvious to most, there's a difference between someone who's ancestors were brought here hundreds of years...