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Illinois voter registration error risks deportation for immigrants

In this Nov. 21, 2007, photo, Elizabeth Keathley, a Philippine citizen in the U.S. on a marriage visa, cuts rice noodles as she prepares a traditional Filipino dish for dinner in Bloomington, Ill. She applied for a driver’s license and was sent a voting registration card. She voted in 2006. In processing her green card, immigration authorities discovered she had voted, and she was ordered removed. However, judges determined she did not falsely represent herself, allowing her to stay.
February 10, 2020

The day Margarita Del Pilar Fitzpatrick applied for an Illinois driver's license upended her life. When a clerk offered to register her to vote in 2005, the Peruvian citizen mistakenly accepted, leading...

Redadas de ICE disminuyen actividades de negocios en La Villita

La calle 26 es una carretera a dos millas de 500 tiendas y es parte del segundo mercado comercial con mayor ingreso en Chicago. Está decorado con murales, banderas mexicanas y albergas, desde tiendas minoristas corporativas hasta carros de paleteros.
February 5, 2020

La Villita es el segundo mercado comercial con mayor ingreso en Chicago después del Magnificent Mile. Hay 1,000 negocios, incluyendo 500 tiendas ubicadas a dos millas a lo largo de la calle 26. Es un...

Nueva ley de ‘Turismo de nacimiento’: Lo que necesitas saber

Una bandera se alza enfrente de la Casa Blanca en Washington. La administración de Trump salió con unas nuevas restricciones de visa conocido como 'Turismo de Nacimiento.'
February 3, 2020

El gobierno de Trump implementará una nueva ley que detendrá a las mujeres embarazadas a punto de dar a luz en los Estados Unidos. Esto permitirá que los funcionarios consulares evalúen si las mujeres...

Congresista Jesús ‘Chuy’ García lanza campaña de reelección: ‘Nosotros representamos la diversidad’

El congresista Jesús García anuncia su intento de reelección a un grupo de simpatizantes en el vecindario de Brighton Park.
February 1, 2020

Jesús “Chuy” García, lanzó su campaña de reelección al congreso esta mañana el primero de febrero por la vecindad de Brighton Park al lado de varios candidatos como el representante del estado...

OPINIÓN: Dejen de juzgar a los inmigrantes Hondureños que vienen al país en caravana

Migrantes hondureños esperan en el puente, el cruce fronterizo legal, que cruza el río Suchiate en Tecun Uman, en la frontera de Guatemala con México, al amanecer del lunes 20 de enero de 2020.
January 30, 2020

Se acerca una segunda caravana hondureña y se dice que es más grande que la de 2018. Miles de hondureños arriesgaron sus vidas y se dirigieron a la frontera de los Estados Unidos. El viaje duró semanas...

Estudiantes indocumentados aún enfrentan preocupaciones después de aprobación de nueva ley

Estudiantes indocumentados aún enfrentan preocupaciones después de aprobación de nueva ley
January 27, 2020

Por primera vez en el estado de Illinois, una nueva ley aprobada por la Asamblea General y firmada por Gobernador Pritzker el junio pasado, puede ayudar a levantar cargas financieras puestas sobre los...

Judge temporarily overrules Texas refugee ban

In this June 21, 2019 file photo, Gov. Greg Abbott, left, speaks at a news conference at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Abbott says the state will reject the re-settlement of new refugees, becoming the first state known to do so under a recent Trump administration order.
January 20, 2020

Under an executive order by President Trump, Gov. Greg Abbott announced last Friday that Texas would no longer be accepting refugees—prompting nationwide backlash.   The Sept. 2019 executive order...

Inmigrantes En Espera de Asilo Político Enfrentan Desafíos Sobre Ayuda Humanitaria

Solicitantes de asilo político se sientan detrás de un vehículo policial después de ser deportados a Nogales, Sonora México.
January 12, 2020

Un estimado de 4,800 inmigrantes han huido de su país por violencia y en búsqueda de asilo político.  Ahora, el gobierno de Estados Unidos los dejó indefensos– enfrentando temperaturas heladas...

Immigrant organization founder spoke about misconception of undocumented citizens

DePaul’s third annual President’s Lecture series featured Jose Antonio Vargas, an immigrant from the Phillippines and founder of the nonprofit Define America.
November 18, 2019

Define American, a nonprofit media organization, seeks to use storytelling to shift the conversation on immigration and citizenship. Jose Antonio Vargas, founder of the organization, appeared to speak...

Yale student fights against his mom’s possible deportation

This photo provided by Cristian Padilla Romero, Tania Romero, left, is kissed by her son, Cristian Padilla Romero, in an Atlanta restaurant in 2019. The Yale University graduate student is trying to prevent the deportation of his mother to Honduras, a country where he says she won't get the medical treatment she needs as a survivor of stage-four cancer. (Cristian Padilla Romero via AP)
November 17, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — A Yale University graduate student is constantly watching his phone as he waits for news on his mother, who is detained and could be deported to Honduras, a country where he says she...

Split Supreme Court appears ready to allow Trump to end DACA

People rally outside the Supreme Court as oral arguments are heard in the case of President Trump's decision to end the Obama-era, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the Supreme Court in Washington.
November 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds with liberal justices, the Supreme Court's conservative majority seemed ready Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to abolish protections that permit 660,000 immigrants...

Chicago to spend $2.7 million for 2020 census

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October 2, 2019

Chicago will spend $2.7 million to make sure more residents are included in the 2020 census. It's an effort that Mayor Lori Lightfoot says is driven in large part to combat fear that the Trump administration's...

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