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.
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.
Across the country, more than 18,000 people are becoming U-S citizens today – on Constitution Day, which is also Citizenship Day.
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.
A new Emanuel Administration official says special help for immigrant businesspeople is only the beginning of new initiatives for Chicago’s immigrant communities.
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.
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.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a college scholarship program for the children of immigrants, including people in the country illegally.