October 26, 2012

Dream Fund Unveils Scholarship for Immigrant Students

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.


Immigrant rights groups and community members in LA protest Secure Communities
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
September 26, 2012

Immigration Policy Enlists Help of Local Police

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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September 05, 2012

Indiana Legislators Want to Defend Immigration Law

Three state senators say Indiana's attorney general effectively nullified their votes when he opted not to defend sections of a state immigration law he said were rendered invalid when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down similar parts of an Arizona law.


August 26, 2012

Delegate Has High Hopes for DuPage Democrats

Moises Garcia, 28, isn’t one to sit still when it comes to politics. The DuPage County Democrat is going to his party's national convention in North Carolina, and he proudly talks of knocking on doors and getting signatures.


immigrants stand outside Chicago's Navy Pier waiting for guidance with a new federal program that would help them avoid deportation.
Sitthixay Ditthavong/The Associated Press
August 15, 2012

Undocumented Immigrants Apply for Deportation Reprieve

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.


The Habeeb family
(Sean Powers/WILL)
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.


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