A picture of the American Dream

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These are some amazing images posted on the Flickr page of Chicago Public Media (WBEZ).

It’s young immigrants lining up for a reprieve from deportation. WBEZ’s Peter Sagal posted this image from his office window, showing a line longer than Navy Pier.

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The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights organized the event after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began taking applications for deportation deferrals and work permission under a new policy.

Applicants must prove they arrived in the United States before turning 16 and have been here for five years.

Related: Ruben Rosario: Deportation deferral may bring ‘Tomas’ out of hiding

  • Kassie

    I much as I like to believe that Obama is much too conservative for my liking, things like this make me so glad he is President. Giving kids a chance to have a life in this country is so very important.

  • Heather

    I’m worried about what will happen to these applicants if Romney is elected. They deserve a fair chance here.

  • Christy

    Hi Bob,

    I was listening to you talking with Mary Lucia today on the Current and you mentioned a charity that provides legal assistance to applicants. I have totally forgotten what it’s called. Could you remind me?

    Thanks,

    Christy