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Central American children sit inside the so-called La Bestia (The Beast) cargo train, in an attempt to reach the Mexico-US border, in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico on July 16, 2014.   (Photo credit: ELIZABETH RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Attorneys Provide Legal Assistance To Immigrant Children

Ashley Huebner, an attorney with the National Immigrant Justice Center, told the story of one girl, now 18 years old, whose odyssey Huebner says is more or less typical.

07/24/2014

Alain Uy (Middle) came here from the Philippines more than 20 years ago. (Credit: Steve Miller)

73 Immigrants Gain Citizenship In Time For Thanksgiving

One of the new citizens is 31-year-old Alain Uy, who came here from the Philippines more than 20 years ago – and last year opened a restaurant, Jellyfish, on Rush Street.

11/27/2013

An example of a temporary visitor's driver's license for Illinois.  (Credit: Secretary of States)

Attorney General Warns Of Scams Sparked By Immigrant Driver’s Licenses

The state of Illinois began issuing temporary visitors’ driver’s licenses to those who are not U.S. citizens on Tuesday. Already, prosecutors are reporting scams.

11/13/2013

Qaisar Odeh is among the new citizens sworn in at Daley Plaza. (Credit: Steve Miller)

New Citizens Sworn In At Ceremony At Daley Plaza

Across the country, more than 18,000 people are becoming U-S citizens today – on Constitution Day, which is also Citizenship Day.

09/17/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Emanuel Sets Up Program To Help Immigrant Business Owners

Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with immigrant small business owners Thursday at a restaurant in the Little Village neighborhood, where he announced a public-private partnership to help small business growth in immigrant communities.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

City Hall

New City Office Seeks To Make Chicago More Immigrant-Friendly

A new Emanuel Administration official says special help for immigrant businesspeople is only the beginning of new initiatives for Chicago’s immigrant communities.

WBBM Newsradio–12/06/2011

Gavel

Customs Official Off To Prison For Taking Bribes From Immigrants

A Munster, Ind., man, who used his position as a federal customs official and accepted bribes from immigrants wanting to stay in this country longer, is on his way to prison.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Lawmakers OK Private School Fund For Illegal Immigrants

The children of immigrants, both legal and illegal, would be able to obtain private college scholarships and enroll in state savings programs under legislation approved Monday.

05/30/2011

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Illinois Bill Would Create Scholarship For Immigrants

Illinois lawmakers are considering a college scholarship program for the children of immigrants, including people in the country illegally.

05/04/2011