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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

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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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