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AP - Illinois Public Media News - February 21, 2013

Bill in Indiana Seeks In-State Tuition for Some Immigrants

By The Associated Press

Indiana lawmakers are considering rolling back the state's two-year-old immigration law so that undocumented immigrants who were attending public colleges then would again be eligible for in-state tuition rates.


American Public Media - Illinois Public Media News - February 19, 2013

Glimpse of What Legal Status Means for the Undocumented

By Jeff Tyler/Marketplace

class for immigrants who are applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

What would it look like for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in this country to come out of the shadows and join the legal workforce? We’ve gotten a sneak peek through a federal program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which went into effect last year.

Categories: Education, Immigration






Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 26, 2012

Dream Fund Unveils Scholarship for Immigrant Students

By Adriana Cardona-Maguigad

Immigrant students in search of financial assistance to go to college will soon be able to apply for private scholarships in Illinois. The Illinois Dream Fund, an established non-for-profit in charge of managing the scholarships, unveiled the new initiative on Friday morning.

Categories: Education, Immigration

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 26, 2012

Immigration Policy Enlists Help of Local Police

By Sean Powers

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Immigrant rights groups and community members in LA protest Secure Communities

Some local law enforcement agencies hold non-citizen prisoners on behalf of federal immigration officials. That gives immigration officials time to decide if the prisoner should be transferred to a detention facility and possibly deported. The agreement is designed to help crack down on hardened criminals, but there are concerns that it may go too far.


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