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President Joe Biden speaks with reporters after stepping off Air Force One at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Del., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden promised to prioritize immigration. Will he follow through?

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor February 10, 2021

President Joe Biden has promised to prioritize immigration reform and sent a bill to Congress that aims to implement a better path to citizenship. Formally titled the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, the...

Un centro de detención infantil ubicado en el vecindario de Rogers Park en el norte de la ciudad, una de las cinco propiedades manejadas por Heartland Alliance.

42 niños inmigrantes dan positivo al COVID-19 en centros de detención de Heartland

Cailey Gleeson and Hillary Flores May 3, 2020

En lo que puede ser el mayor brote de coronavirus en un centro de detención de inmigrantes para menores en los Estados Unidos, al menos 42 niños y dos empleados han dado positivo al coronavirus en las...

A child detention center located in Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, one of five such properties managed by Heartland Alliance.

42 immigrant children test positive for COVID-19 at Heartland detention centers

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor May 2, 2020

In what may be the largest outbreak of coronavirus in an immigrant detention center for minors in the United States, at least 42 children and two employees have tested positive for coronavirus at Heartland...

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington.

Trump says he’ll ‘suspend immigration,’ offers no details

Associated Press April 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he will sign an executive order “to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States” because of the coronavirus. “In light of...

Los inmigrantes son detenidos en una jaula de campaña con aire acondicionado en un centro de detención de la Patrulla Fronteriza en Tornillo, Texas.

OPINIÓN: Los detenidos de ICE siguen siendo tratados inhumanamente, incluso durante esta pandemia

Sara Luz Torres, Staff Writer April 17, 2020

Las detenciones de Inmigración y Aduanas y las prácticas en los centros de detención se han convertido en un tema centralizado durante la propagación del COVID-19. Este virus ha afectado a todos...

A child detention center located in Rogers Park on the city’s Far North Side, one of five such properties managed by Heartland Alliance.

Immigrant children being detained across Chicago

A controversial new Trump administration policy has sharply reduced the number of immigrant children detained in five Chicago shelters run by Heartland Alliance, a non-profit that has been under fire from...

Un oficial de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) de los EE. UU. observa una operación en Escondido, California, condado de San Diego.

Miedo de estudiantes indocumentados aumenta por detenciones realizadas por ICE

María Marta Guzmán, La DePaulia Managing Editor March 5, 2020

El miedo de los estudiantes indocumentados ha aumentado después de que una estudiante, Meydi Guzmán Rivas, de Crystal Lake Central High School fuese detenida por el U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the Supreme Court in Washington, at sunset. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 2, 2020, to decide whether Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam can be deported without getting to make his asylum case to a federal judge.

Trump seeks Supreme Court approval to speed deportations

Associated Press March 1, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The man slipped into the U.S from Tijuana, Mexico, and made it just 25 yards from the border before he was arrested. A seven-month journey from Sri Lanka was over for Vijayakumar...

OPINIÓN: Creciendo como latinoamericano, siempre enfrentaremos la lucha de ser ni de aqui, ni de allá

OPINIÓN: Creciendo como latinoamericano, siempre enfrentaremos la lucha de ser “ni de aqui, ni de allá”

Jovan Gonzalez and Izabella Grimaldo February 25, 2020

Muchos Latinos en los Estados Unidos no coinciden con la misma narrativa, constantemente enfrentan una lucha con "ni de aqui, ni de alla" que les complica ser ellos mismos con esencia de donde son. Cómo...

In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif.

Trump under fire for sanctuary cities crackdown

Abbas Dahodwala, Contributing Writer February 23, 2020

Experts are questioning the motives and potential effects of the Trump administration's recent move to send elite tactical agents to sanctuary cities across the United States.  The tactical agents’...

OPINION: Immigrants should not fear the census

OPINION: Immigrants should not fear the census

Adriana Talavera, Contributing Writer February 16, 2020

Three years ago I left Mexico, my family and friends and I moved to Chicago. The city welcomed me with open arms and midwestern hospitality, and eventually it became my second home.  Sadly, this story...

La bandera estadounidense ondea fuera del Capitolio de los Estados Unidos antes de que el presidente Donald Trump entregue su discurso sobre el estado de la Unión en una sesión conjunta del Congreso en el Capitolio en Washington.

OPINIÓN: El sueño americano no se puede alcanzar

Jovan Gonzalez, Contributing Writer February 15, 2020

El sueño americano puede reflejarse distintamente. Puede ser en encontrar un trabajo, tener una casa, o el fin de tener a tu familia segura y junta.  Pero, la administración actual ha creado barreras...

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