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Maria Ines Zamudio

Maria Ines Zamudio

Reporter

Maria Ines Zamudio covers immigration for WBEZ. She is an award-winning investigative reporter who is now part of the race, class and communities team. Prior to joining WBEZ, she worked for American Public Media’s investigative team. She’s also worked as an investigative reporter for the Memphis Commercial Appeal and Chicago Reporter magazine.

2015, Zamudio and a team of reporters from NPR’s Latino USA received a Peabody National Award for their coverage of Central American migrants. Zamudio’s story was reported from the Mexico-Guatemala border and it focused on the danger women from Central American while traveling through Mexico as they try to reach the United States.

Her work has appeared in The Associated Press, New York Times, National Public Radio, NBC 5 Chicago, Telemundo, Univision among others

Recent Stories

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Cómo El Principal Asistente Del Concejal Solís Consiguió Tres Trabajos

Mientras el concejal del Distrito 25, Daniel Solís, cooperaba en una investigación de corrupción federal antes de dejar su cargo el año pasado, un miembro de su personal estaba haciendo una nueva carrera como portero en un club nocturno, guardia de seguridad y como lobbista en una empresa de servicios públicos de Illinois.

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Illinois Congressman Visits Crisis At Southern Border

“We see the inhumanity, and we vow to redouble every effort we can to end the [Remain in Mexico] policy,” said Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

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How The Clout Network Really Works: A Lesson From The 25th Ward

While Ald. Solis was tangled in a corruption probe, his outgoing chief of staff was building a new career as a security guard and lobbyist.

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Chicago Co-Op Empowers Immigrant Women, Refugees

Blue Tin Production aims to empower immigrant women and create a sustainable garment manufacturing option for designers and consumers.

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Aurora Family Ambushed While Traveling In Mexico For The Holidays

Jose Luis Gutierrez was shot, beaten and tortured in Mexico Sunday night. His father and daughter were also beaten.

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Homeless To City Officials: “Give Us Housing Or Leave Us Alone”

Eight homeless individuals living in tents in Uptown say the city is trying to push them out by scheduling street cleanings where they live.

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Detained Chicago DACA Youth Sues Feds For His Release

Immigration officials seek to deport a Chicago immigrant, who has filed a lawsuit for his release so that he can renew his DACA permit.

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Immigrants In Illinois Should Stay Away From Marijuana

Immigration experts said participating in the marijuana industry or using marijuana can have grave consequences for noncitizen immigrants.

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Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth Honors Deported Veterans In Mexico

“I feel like these guys got left behind,” said Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth, after meeting with deported veterans in Mexico on Monday.

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Advocates: Remain In Mexico Policy Can Put Asylum Seekers At Risk

More than 56,000 asylum seekers have been sent back to Mexico since the Trump administration issued the Migrant Protection Protocols.

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Immigrant Chicago Mother Again Seeks Sanctuary To Avoid Deportation

“I’m afraid for my children’s safety in Mexico. They have a better future here,” said Adilene Marquina, who is living in a Glenwood church.

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Chicago To Offer Relief For Residents Struggling With Water Bills

The program, set to start in 2020, offers an estimated 20,000 low-income households reduced water bills and stops late payment penalties.

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Chicago-Area Activists Protest Conditions At The Border

The “Remain In Mexico” policy has kept more than 50,000 migrants in Mexico while their asylum cases are processed in immigration court.

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Federal Judge In Chicago Blocks Change To Public Charge Rule

U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman issued a temporary injunction Monday blocking a Trump Administration policy set to begin Tuesday.

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Lawmakers Make Surprise Visit To Kankakee Detention Center

A five-page list of complaints prompt federal, state and county lawmakers from Chicago to visit the Jerome Combs Detention Center.

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Young Immigrants Helped By DACA Urge Chicagoans To Support The Program

With the fate of DACA in doubt, young immigrants share stories about how the program helped them and urge Chicagoans to support it.

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Deported Veteran From Chicago Hopeful For A Path To Citizenship

Miguel Perez Jr. is asking officials to reconsider his citizenship application now that he has been pardoned by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.

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Chicago Mayor Promises No More Water Shutoffs, But Advocates Want Details

Water rights activists in Chicago want more details about Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plans for a temporary moratorium on water shutoffs.

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Protesters Accuse Koch Foods Of Retaliating Against Immigrant Workers

Protesters accused Park Ridge-based Koch Foods of orchestrating the workplace raid at its Mississippi plant earlier this month.

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Chicagoans Mourn Victims Of El Paso Mass Shooting At Candlelight Vigil

“Harm against one of us is harm against all of us,” vigil attendees chanted while holding candles and Mexican flags Thursday evening.

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