Chip Mitchell did a great story today about how a pro-Immigration group took out a Spanish-speaking ad on Univision criticizing senate candidate Mark Kirk. Kirk had endorsed a plan to send contraceptives to Mexico. Kirk said it would help decrease illegal immigration.
WBEZ has been receiving calls this week from Bentonville, Arkansas. They started Monday, when we reported some comments by a Wal-Mart executive invited to speak about health-care reform at a Latino civil-rights convention in Chicago. That executive, Dr.
Dozens of U.S. municipalities have declared themselves sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants. A Cook County declaration bans the Sheriff's Office from assisting with an investigation of someone's immigration status.
Tomorrow, I'll have a story on the air about a new immigrant to the US from China--and the tough competition she's facing looking for work.‚ In reporting the story I've run across a lot of ‚ interesting research about how immigrants are faring during the recession.‚