More than 400 unaccompanied children who have been caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States are reportedly in Chicago in the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) said Thursday.
About 100 environmentalists held a vigil outside of the U.S. State Department’s Chicago regional office on Monday evening to demand that President Barack Obama reject the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
The activists held candles in one hand and signs reading “Stop KXL” and “KXL = Climate Change” in the other.
“We believe that building more pipelines is not the way to energy security, to energy independence or to the clean energy future that we need for our climate, but also for our economy,” said Kady McFadden, an organizer with the Sierra Club Beyond Coal campaign in Illinois. “We’re here to urge President Obama to say, ‘No. Absolutely no’ to the Keystone XL Pipeline.”