Martinez Applauds the Passage HB 929
The House Passed legislation to Opt Out of ‘Secure Communities’

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) said today that she is overwhelmingly pleased with Illinois recent decision to formally opt out of the U.S Department of Homeland Security’s “Secure Communities” program.

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 Martinez Denounces Racial Profiling Practices

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D – Chicago) joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to condemn the illegal practices of the McHenry County Sheriffs office recently revealed by the Chicago Tribune.

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Chicago) – May 9, 2011. An angry State Senator Iris Martinez (D-Chicago) and worried advocates today called on the Illinois General Assembly to reverse budget cuts proposed by Governor Pat Quinn to eliminate funding for medical care, pre-school and other specialized services for Chicago-area HIV/AIDS-affected pre-school children.

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 Scholarship Bill Raises Immigration Questions

A proposal to provide college scholarships to the children of immigrants, even illegal immigrants, is forcing Illinois lawmakers to consider whether it’s appropriate to lend a helping hand to people who are in the country improperly.

Many legislators express the need to make a bad situation better. Illegal immigrants are a fact of life, they say, and giving them a shot at an education through privately funded scholarships will be better for Illinois in the long run.

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