A picture of the American Dream


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.


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?