Multimedia: Immigration in the Driver's Seat- A Photo Essay of Chicago's Taxi Cab Drivers
From the Loop to Midway Airport, on both the North and the South Side, taxi cabs are at the hub of Chicago's transportation system. Chicago has the second largest cab fleet in the nation – at any given time there are 6,300 taxis on the street and more than 13,000 licensed drivers. But who are the individuals behind the wheel? Well, at least 60 percent of Chicago cabbies are immigrants, hailing from places as far afield as Iraq and Cameroon. For our Beyond Borders series, photographer Jason Reblando captures their unique immigrant experiences in this exclusive Chicagomatters.org photo essay.