When you hear of people in Chicago sleeping on
he sidewalk to be first in line in the morning, you may figure
hey are hoping to snag tickets for Lady Gaga or a Cubs World
Series. But those were not the explanation Wednesday when thousands
lined up at Navy Pier. They didn't want to get something. They
wanted to avoid getting something: a deportation order.
It was a scene that immediately put every American into one of
wo groups: those heartened by the throngs of illegal immigrants
hirsting to stay in this country, and those appalled.