Naperville Woman Working For United Airlines Uses Farsi Language Skills To Connect With Evacuees From Afghanistan, Evoking Her Own Roots Coming From IranThis story is about fate, and a twist that brought a Naperville woman back to her roots. It happened in the skies over the Middle East and Europe, on a plane full of evacuees headed west.
860 Afghan Refugees Coming To Illinois From First Wave Of ResettlementThe Biden administration has requested funding from Congress to help resettle 65,000 Afghans in the United States by the end of this month and 95,000 by September 2022.
Refugee Advocacy Groups Prepare For Influx Of Children And Families Fleeing From AfghanistanThousands of adults and kids from Afghanistan could be in Illinois soon, and U.S. immigration officials are finding some of the evacuees could be unaccompanied minors.
'The Situation Is Really Tragic': The Crisis In Afghanistan Will Lead Some Refugees To Chicago"We do anticipate seeing an influx and individuals coming from Afghanistan."
Mayor Lightfoot Issues Letter To U.S. State Department Authorizing Refugee Resettlement In ChicagoMayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday submitted a letter to the U.S. State Department that gave consent to refugee resettlement in Chicago.
Doctor And Nurse Helping Rohingya Refugees At Refugee Camp In Bangladesh; 'We Should Not Be Turning Away'Chicago area medical professionals are responding to the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, as part of an all-volunteer program called Medglobal.
Caps On Refugees Entering U.S. Strains Agencies Seeking To Help ThemPresident Trump is considering allowing no refugees into the country next year.
Trump Administration To Turn Away Far More Asylum Seekers At The Border Under New GuidanceUnder new guidance, asylum claims based on fear of gang and domestic violence will be immediately rejected.
Refugee Mom Seeks To Be Reunited With Son Who Spent 9th Birthday AloneLidia Souza and her 9-year-old son, Diogo, crossed the border into the U.S. last month, after fleeing their homeland of Brazil, fearing for their lives.
Trump's Revised Travel Ban BeginsThe new restrictions require a “close” family or business tie to the U.S. before applicants from six mainly Muslim nations can obtain a visa
'One Chicago' Launches, Gives Refugees Easy Access To City ServicesA new online campaign rolled out by Mayor Emanuel and other city officials sends a clear message to all Chicagoans: You are welcome here.
Rauner Calls Trump Travel Ban "Overly Broad" And "Hurried"Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday said he believes President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. was "overly broad," and said the federal government should instead focus on comprehensive immigration reform.
Congolese Refugee Sisters Arrive In Chicago, Amid Trump RestrictionsGeorgette and Edwina received flowers and balloons after arriving at O'Hare International Airport, CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Travel Ban Protests Continue After Trump Fires Acting Attorney GeneralPresident Donald Trump fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates on Monday, after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to defend his travel ban in court.
Starbucks To Hire 10,000 Refugees Over Next 5 YearsStarbucks says it will hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, a response to President Donald Trump's indefinite suspension of Syrian refugees and temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations.