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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 09, 2013

Federal Immigration Bill Would Impact Illinois Agriculture

By Sean Powers

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The immigration bill that the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to take up on Thursday includes a provision for farmworkers that shortens their waiting period for legal residency.


NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 06, 2013

Some Democrats Back Same-Sex Amendment to Immigration Bill

By Brian Naylor

U.S. Capitol

The immigration overhaul bill before the Senate would provide, among other things, more visas for migrant farm workers and high-tech workers, and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 02, 2013

Dream Fund Scholarship Date Pushed Back

By Sean Powers

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A program awarding scholarships to immigrant students in Illinois has pushed back the date it planned to give out the money. Scholarships were supposed to go out in April, but that was timeframe was moved to June 7 because of the large number of people who applied.



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - April 24, 2013

Gay Rights Groups: Don’t Leave Us Out of Immigration Bills

By Alex Keefe

Frances Herbert, right, and her wife, Takako Ueda, pose for photos with their dog, Little Bear, at their home in Dummerston, Vt., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

Some gay rights groups in Illinois are now applying their own political pressure in the fight to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, as they worry a final deal could leave same-sex couples in the lurch.




NPR - Illinois Public Media News - April 13, 2013

Immigration Debate Puts Farm Workers Union In Spotlight

By Don Gonyea

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A new immigration bill is expected to be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week. One big hurdle toward that was cleared this week when the United Farm Workers reached a deal with growers that would address wages and caps the number of visas allowed for new workers.

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AP - Illinois Public Media News - April 01, 2013

U of I Leaders on Business Panel Pushing Immigration Reform

By The Associated Press, with addtional reporting from Illinois Public Media

A new group of business leaders wants to recruit 300 CEOs and 1,000 small businesses in Illinois to push for "common sense'' bipartisan immigration reform.  It includes two heads from the University of Illinois.

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