A college education is often seen as the ticket; to financial stability, to a job, to self-respect. Immigrants come to…
Lia sees a way through it. She always has. “I’m free to come and go to every state,” she says. “When in camp, just live in the camp. Some lady told me, ‘have you been to Bangkok?’ I just heard about Bangkok, but never been because no paper to go. But now, free to travel, free to visit.”
Waiting in a potentially unending state of limbo, refugees cannot decide when they will leave the refugee camp, where they will go, or even under what circumstances.
With the help of a group of cricket players in Washington Park, H. Jose Bosch tries to make sense of the game of the game of cricket and why it means so much to those who play it.
What makes matters worse is the reality that many refugees come from high-ranking careers in their home countries and end up in menial jobs here in the U.S.
“Girls are often kept by the purchaser for two to four weeks and then returned back home where they attend school and do household chores as if nothing happened,” said Brown.
Why does our political mosh pit need so badly to dishonor her, and terrorize those – children and adults – who’ve lived here for five years or more and yearn to breathe free and stay?
At 18 [Canada] would deport her, she feared, and with only a month left, she was ill-advised by a priest to sneak into America illegally on the assurance that his prayers would get her in.
Privacy lawyer Sachi Jepson looked forward to working at an international law firm in Washington D.C. because of the firm’s…
As the war in Iraq escalated, many Iraqis took refuge in Chicago. Here is one family’s story.
Padilla’s case illustrates the confusion and frustration of many in Chicago’s immigrant communities when it comes to the question of legal sanctuary…The local sanctuary measures create a sort of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy on illegal immigration.
Padilla, just one month shy of his 21st birthday, was on his way home from a friend’s place, where he said he’d drunk three or four beers. His 1992 Honda Accord swerved as it headed westbound through the 4400 block of Marquette Road on the city’s southwest side, according to a police report of the incident.