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Coming Out of the Shadows poster
Harvey Milk once said: “Come out to your relatives. Come out to your friends – if indeed they are your friends. Come out to your neighbors … to your fellow workers… to the people who work where you eat and shop … but once and for all, break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions....
Coming Out of the Shadows at NIU
Everyone has their own unique and complex story to tell. If you are breathing, chances are you have had one or two challenges in your life. Our stories are all powerful. However, for millions of people in the United States, some stories are harder to share in public. To be specific, millions of undocumented individuals have been...
Torres visits the World War II Memorial in 2012.
Maria Torres, the first student to graduate from NIU’s Community Leadership and Civic Engagement major, attended Tuesday’s State of the Union address as the guest of U.S. Rep. Bill Foster. Torres, who graduated in December 2012, moved from Mexico to suburban Carpentersville at age 15 as an undocumented youth. Currently ineligible for citizenship, but granted...
Illinois Business Immigration Coalition logo
NIU President Doug Baker and College of Law student Irakere Picon are among the speakers Wednesday, Oct. 16, during a panel discussion in support of common sense immigration reform. Hosted by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition, NIU alum and Illinois State Rep. Joe Sosnowski and NIU, the forum is designed to foster a solutions-oriented conversation...
NIU President Doug Baker speaks Aug. 27 at a conference organized by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition.
NIU President Doug Baker, leaders from the greater-Chicago business community and representatives from faith-based organizations gathered Tuesday morning at NIU Naperville to speak out in support of common sense immigration reform. The event was organized by the Illinois Business Immigration Coalition and co-sponsored by NIU, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce,...
Illinois Business Immigration Coalition logo
Business, education and faith leaders, including NIU President Doug Baker and former trustee Manny Sanchez, will gather at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, for a morning forum to urge movement on common sense immigration reform. The event at NIU-Naperville continues the growing chorus of bipartisan voices from across the state of Illinois calling on the...
U.S. Capitol
In Washington, D.C. … On Friday, the U.S. Senate approved S.744, the comprehensive immigration reform bill developed by the Senate Gang of Eight (that includes Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin), by a vote of 68-32. The Senate held a roll call vote, a procedure typically reserved only for the most significant votes, to underscore the historic...
U.S. Capitol
Immigration Reform There has been considerable debate in Washington over the last several weeks about immigration reform, with the House and the Senate taking very different approaches to the issue. In the House, Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced that the Judiciary Committee would introduce a series of bills in the near future intended...