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Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

Reporter, Curious City

Adriana Cardona-Maguigad covers immigration for WBEZ. Before that, she covered education and spent a few years reporting for WBEZ’s Curious City.One of Adriana’s most meaningful professional experiences involves the time she spent in Sidi Moumen, Casablanca training a group of young adults on how to produce stories for the radio. Some of her most outstanding work includes an award-winning audio project for WBEZ and NPR’s This American Life about unregulated drug rehab centers in Chicago drawing people from Puerto Rico. Her investigation was recognized with a Sigma Delta Chi Award by the Society of Professional Journalists, a National Edward R. Murrow Award, and three local Peter Lisagor Awards.Adriana is from Medellin, Colombia. She moved to Chicago in 2005.

Rep. Lisa Hernandez declined to give a timeline on any proposal, which she says could authorize more than 400,000 undocumented immigrants to work.
For the first time, Mexicans abroad can vote in person at locations around the world.

Learning English is a priority for asylum seekers as they create new lives outside of city-run shelters.
Many of Chicago’s new migrants came to the United States seeking refuge. But once here, they can encounter shelters with dirty living conditions and, at times, staff who make racist comments and sexually harass residents, according to over 200 grievances obtained by WBEZ. “There are still ongoing issues based on the data and my conversations with people,” said WBEZ immigration reporter Adriana Cardona-Maguidad. In this episode, Cardona-Maguigad breaks down her investigation with WBEZ All Things Considered anchor Melba Lara. This episode was produced for broadcast by Lauren Frost.