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Refugees return to their roots at urban garden
May. 7, 2014
As new refugees from places like Burma, Bhutan and the Congo struggle to gain a foothold in the U.S., an urban gardening experiment in Chicago’s Albany Park is providing not just food, but ‘spiritual happiness.’
Immigrants face barriers on health care site
Feb. 13, 2014
Despite news this week that tens of thousands of Illinoisans signed up on the healthcare exchange, immigrants still face unique barriers to enrollment.
Sheriff slams Secretary of State on driver's license rollout
Nov. 21, 2013
Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran says Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office is dragging its feet on setting up a driver’s license program for immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Immigrant job deaths on the rise
May. 8, 2013
A WBEZ analysis of U.S. labor statistics finds that foreign-born worker deaths increased nearly 14% in two years as native-born fatalities held steady.
Cook County immigration policy challenged
Apr. 22, 2013
Invoking the Boston Marathon bombings, a national group has filed a lawsuit aimed at an ordinance that requires jail personnel to disregard federal immigration detainers.
Joliet detention-center talks include private prison firm
Oct. 26, 2012
A city official has a “conversation” with Corrections Corporation of America about building a facility to hold immigrants awaiting deportation.
Cook County’s disregard of ICE detainers catches on
Jul. 11, 2012
Lawmakers in other parts of the country, most recently the District of Columbia, have approved bills modeled after the policy. Some Republicans want the trend stopped.
Immigration enforcement program faces novel suit
Jul. 4, 2012
A DuPage County man claims ICE’s Secure Communities violates the U.S. Privacy Act.
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