President Trump speaks to the nation in his first-prime address from the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday.

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January 09, 2019

FACT CHECK: Trump’s Oval Office Pitch For A Border Wall

President Trump used his first prime-time address from the Oval Office to make the case for his controversial border wall. The president's demand for $5.7 billion in wall funding — and Democrats' opposition — has led to a partial shutdown of the federal government.

Illustration of President Donald Trump

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January 08, 2019

WATCH: Trump, Democrats Address Border Security Tuesday Night

President Trump is addressing the nation about border security Tuesday night. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border. Watch the remarks live.

An infographic from the 2018 report "New Americans in Champaign County."

New American Economy

December 21, 2018

‘Status Update’ Podcast On Immigration In Champaign County

"Status Update" is a student-created podcast about immigration in Champaign County. Some 14,000 immigrants call the county home, representing 76 different countries.

Aaron Navarro, a recent graduate of the University of Illinois’ journalism program, shares some of their stories and experiences in this piece. Navarro produced the story as part of his coursework. 

The number of H-2A visa workers have increased, but they still make up 9 percent of the U.S. agriculture workforce.

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November 06, 2018

Farmers Are Seeking More Temporary H-2A Workers, And Keeping Them Longer

Across the country, farmers have voiced concerns over what they say is a growing labor shortage. That’s why an increasing number are turning to the federal H-2A visa program, which allows farmers to bring in workers temporarily from foreign countries.

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