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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - July 31, 2013

Immigration Reform Advocates Look For Votes In Conservative Indiana

By Michael Puente

Despite having some of the toughest laws in the country, reform advocates are looking to Indiana's GOP Congressional delegation to help tip the balance in this year’s immigration fight.

After passing in the U.S. Senate in June, comprehensive immigration reform has come to a screeching halt in the House of Representatives. Now reform advocates are looking for votes from GOP lawmakers from states like Indiana to help push it through.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - July 30, 2013

DOMA Decision Puts Immigrants On Path To Citizenship

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 4:15)

Aaron Smith and Toshi get married during a private ceremony on Nov. 30, 2012 in Iowa.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision to strike down a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act is a big win for same-sex married couples. The ruling also opens up a pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.






NPR - Illinois Public Media News - June 25, 2013

Health Exchange Outreach Targets Latinos

This story was reported in partnership with Kaiser Health News.

By Jenny Gold

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(Duration: 4:58)

Elva Jaldin, a promotora, talks with Andrea Velandia about health. Soon Jaldin will help women like Velandia sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

Andrea Velandia, 29, is just the sort of person the architects of the new health insurance marketplaces had in mind when they were thinking about future customers.

Categories: Government, Health, Immigration



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