WBEZ | former city administrator http://www.wbez.org/tags/former-city-administrator Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The role immigration will play in municipal elections http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/role-immigration-will-play-municipal-elections <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//immigration_protests C Rex Arbo.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>According to the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.census.gov/">U.S. Census</a>, nearly one in five residents in the Chicago area is foreign-born. So it may come as no surprise that Chicago's been at the center of some immigrant reforms&mdash;after all, Chicago is a sanctuary city. And with immigration a vexed issue on the national front, immigration is increasingly the concern of local communities.<br /><br />How are the aldermanic and mayoral candidates tackling this topic in their campaigns? To learn more about the role immigration is playing in the municipal elections,&quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; turned to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.uic.edu/las/latamst/directory/torres.shtml">Maria de Los Angeles Torres</a>, or Nena, as she goes by. De Los Angeles Torres is a political scientist and former city administrator under Harold Washington.</p></p> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:15:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/role-immigration-will-play-municipal-elections