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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

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 26, 2012

Immigration Policy Enlists Help of Local Police

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 7:07)

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.






WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 15, 2012

Undocumented Immigrants Apply for Deportation Reprieve

Story by Sean Powers, with additional reporting from Illinois Public Radio and The Associated Press
immigrants stand outside Chicago's Navy Pier waiting for guidance with a new federal program that would help them avoid deportation.

It is estimated that more than a million illegal immigrants could be eligible for a new program available on Wednesday through the Department of Homeland Security. The policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, would let illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. and get a two-year work permit.

Categories: Immigration

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - August 01, 2012

Neighbors: Habeeb Habeeb

Illinois Public Media’s Neighbors series is designed to introduce us all to our neighbors here in east central Illinois. If you have an interesting neighbor you think we should know about, tell us – you can e-mail us at willnewsroom@illinois.edu.

By Sean Powers

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(Duration: 4:32)

The Habeeb family

In recent months, you may have heard the name Habeeb Habeeb, in news stories about Illinois’ 13th district congressional race. As the Republican Party Chairman for Champaign County, he had a role in identifying Rodney Davis as the GOP candidate to replace retiring Congressman Tim Johnson. Habeeb is a self-described “average U.S. citizen who’s very passionate and just happens to be involved in politics.” But there’s more to his story, as Illinois Public Media’s Sean Powers reports in the latest installment of our continuing “Neighbors” series profiling your fellow neighbors in east central Illinois.


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