Senator VillanuevaSPRINGFIELD – Legal representation to those in immigration proceedings should be a fundamental right, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) argued this week as she passed the Right to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings Act in the Illinois Senate.

“Having an immigration lawyer at your side dramatically increases the success rates of your case,” Villanueva said. “We must create a fairer legal system so that all residents, regardless of status, have an equal opportunity at justice.”

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US Citizenship TestSPRINGFIELD – So that students better understand the naturalization process, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) passed legislation in the Illinois Senate that would allow schools to offer courses on naturalization and citizenship.

“More than two-thirds of students who take the U.S. Citizenship test in their history courses end up failing,” Villanueva said. “Schools should offer instruction on citizenship so that students from all backgrounds know the effort it takes to go through the naturalization process.”

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Senator VillanuevaSPRINGFIELD – To uphold the rights of working people, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) voted in favor of a Constitutional amendment that would ban “Right to Work” legislation in Illinois.

“Right to Work laws serve to dismantle the labor movement and don’t offer working families better wages or conditions,” Villanueva said. “As a former union steward, I proudly support this amendment.”

Read more: Villanueva supports ban on Right to Work

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Fight for $15CHICAGO – State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) released the following statement in support of fast-food workers organizing for a living wage:

“When large corporations like McDonald’s are making billions in profits each year, none of their workers should live in poverty. The success of these companies is built on the labor of their employees, and those employees deserve a living wage and dignity in their work.

“No one should have to work two or three jobs just to make ends meet. It is past time that McDonald’s and other companies in the service industry pay a living wage of at least $15 per hour.”

Watch the Fight for $15 Chicago Day of Action here.

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Senator 11th District
623 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-5304

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Summit, IL 60501
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