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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 13, 2013

U of I Commencement Speaker Urges Grads to Take “Harder Road”

Shahid Khan reflected on his own success as he encouraged the Class of 2013 to chart their own futures.

By Sean Powers and Jim Meadows


(Duration: 18:13)

Shahid Khan

Billionaire businessman Shahid Khan gave the commencement address Sunday at two seperate ceremonies on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus. 

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 09, 2013

In Newsrooms, Some Immigration Terms Are Going Out of Style

By David Folkenflik


(Duration: 5:04)

immigration rally

Journalists make choices all the time that influence our understanding of the news — the choice of what stories to cover, which people to interview, which words to use. And major news organizations have been reconsidering how best to describe a group of people whose very presence in this country breaks immigration law.

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - May 09, 2013

Federal Immigration Bill Would Impact Illinois Agriculture

By Sean Powers


(Duration: 7:27)

migrant worker

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


(Duration: 1:01)

immigration rally

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.

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