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‘She’s doing what is humane’: Undocumented college students express relief over Lori Lightfoot’s order ensuring benefits to undocumented

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure coronavirus-related benefits offered by the city of Chicago are available to immigrants and refugees, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.

Hillary Flores, La DePaulia Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for the federal government’s $2 trillion stimulus package, leading those that identify as undocumented during this pandemic crisis toward desperation.  But last Tuesday, Mayor Lori Lightfoot signed an executive order ensuring benefits to all Chicago residents, ...

Lori Lightfoot’s order gives immigrants access to Chicago’s virus relief

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot signs an executive order to ensure coronavirus-related benefits offered by the city of Chicago are available to immigrants and refugees, Tuesday morning, April 7, 2020.

Associated Press

April 7, 2020

Chicago immigrants who do not have legal status in the U.S. are eligible for all relief programs run by the city amid the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered Tuesday. Lightfoot said that includes programs for housing assistance and low-interest small business loans administered by the...

Undocumented families struggle to receive financial relief during COVID-19 pandemic

Undocumented families struggle to receive financial relief during COVID-19 pandemic

Citlali Pérez, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Chicago nonprofits are raising funds to help undocumented families and individuals financially struggling because of the coronavirus.  President Donald Trump signed a stimulus package on March 27 that will provide financial relief to individuals and businesses financially struggling from the COVID-19...

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.

Veronica Schoonover, Contributing Writer

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 at DePaul’s third annual President’s Lecture Series on his life and experience as an undocument...

Undocumented: Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas visits DePaul

Journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas  discussed his experiences as an undocumented immigrant Thursday. (Somos Chismosos | Creative Commons)

Luisa Fuentes

March 1, 2015

Jose Antonio Vargas covered some of the biggest breaking news stories of the decade. Fresh out of college, he covered the video-game boom in 2004, and in 2007 his coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings earned the Washington Post staff the highest of journalistic honors, a Pulitzer Prize.  Read More »...

Artist Jennifer Tamayo talks Dora the Explorer and Dreamers

Colombian-born writer and activist Jennifer Tamayo. (Photo courtesy of Poetry Foundation)

Jordan Sarti

February 9, 2015

Jennifer Tamayo sat with a long white sheet draped over her front and neatly spread in front of her.  As audience members filled the Poetry Foundation’s reading room, she scribbled the Gloria Anzaldua quote “THE WORLD IS NOT A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE” across her chest.  Read More »...

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