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The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student Newspaper of DePaul University

The DePaulia

File - A temporary encampment sits outside the 19th District police station on Chicago’s North Side on Oct. 21, 2023. Police stations have been housing migrants as the government continues to find permanent solutions.

‘A perfect storm’: Migrants face legal barriers, paused services and a 60-day limit at shelters as the city’s budget rapidly dwindles

Delauney Krauter, Contributing Writer February 11, 2024
About 13,000 migrants are currently staying across Chicago’s 28 shelters, but the demand for more space has put pressure on city and state officials to find solutions.
Hot dogs are served to migrants, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, outside a Northside police station where they live in a small tent community in Chicago.

‘Please support us as human beings’: Chicago’s escalating migrant crisis prompts short-term remedies

Nadine DeCero, Opinions Editor November 10, 2023
Jose Bayona, a migrant from Venezuela, has been in Chicago for only a few days since we spoke to him on October 13th
A temporary encampment sits outside the 19th District police station on Chicago’s North Side on Oct. 21, 2023. Several police stations are helping provide space for migrants and asylum-seekers, until more permanent solutions can be found.

New York City and Chicago’s competing migrant crisis approaches

Lucia Preziosi, News Editor October 22, 2023
As two of America’s largest cities take in vast numbers of newly arrived migrants every day
Lena Charles and Rogelio Silva teach English as a second language classes at Friendship Community Place on Thursday Oct. 12. These classes help migrants learn phrases they need to advocate for themselves.

Jefferson Park volunteers host English classes and provide resources to migrants

Alyssa N. Salcedo, La DePaulia Editor-In-Chief October 15, 2023

A Northwest side non-profit community organization expanded their mutual aid efforts to migrants by creating English language courses for the new arrivals. Jefferson Park community members have been...

Venezuelan migrants selling food in downtown Chicago.

Some Venezuelan migrants sell traditional food downtown to support themselves

Alyssa N. Salcedo, La DePaulia Editor-In-Chief September 30, 2023

A migrant family has started selling foods from their home country in the streets of downtown Chicago as a way to make money to be able to rent an apartment while they wait for work permits.  Daniela,...

Una niña y su papá están entre los miles de migrantes que han llegado a Chicago desde agosto.

Abandonan plan de albergar a migrantes en antigua tienda Kmart en el suroeste de Chicago

El Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Illinois (IDHS) abandonó su plan de utilizar un edificio de una antigua tienda Kmart en el vecindario West Lawn en Chicago para albergar a más de 600 inmigrantes. El...

Afuera de la Iglesia Metodista Unida Adalberto en Humboldt Park, en la Division Street.

Chicago, una ciudad santuario para migrantes ‘solo en el papel’

En la parte de atrás de la Iglesia Metodista Unida Adalberto en Humboldt Park, un hombre de 29 años, su esposa y su hija viven en una habitación pequeña en una nueva ciudad donde esperan tener un futuro...

Texas Governor Greg Abbott answers questions during a press conference at the Texas Department of Public Safety Weslaco Regional Office on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Weslaco, Texas.

Over 70 migrants arrive to Chicago sent by Texas governor

Jacqueline Cardenas, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief September 1, 2022

Over 70 Venezuelan migrants arrived at Chicago’s Union Station Wednesday night as a part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to send undocumented immigrants to Democratic ‘sanctuary’ cities.  The...

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