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Chicago’s global immigrants: Beyond the American dream

For many Chicago immigrants, the American dream is one of being in two places at once, living here and staking a claim to the future of the country they don’t have to leave behind.

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“Tangible hope” available for Ethiopian children

“The first week, every day I was crying,” Telile Yoseph says. “The way I grew up and the way it was — there was so much change, so much poverty.”


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The Migration
Lily Ayman: The mother of the Persian textbook

Lily Ayman once wrote a series of textbooks used by all the school children in Iran. After the Islamic Revolution, she was forced to relocate and start a new mission in America–spreading Persian culture to those abroad.


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Culture Shock
Achille Ngoma

Achille Ngoma has been interviewed twice since coming to the United States from the Congo. Both times, a college stu¬dent has asked the questions and crafted a story from his responses. Both times, Achille has ached to be the one asking the questions.


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Learning the Language
Winning Moves: Athletes are going wherever it takes

Many, like Jonathan Dugger, come seeking money or fame that they could never find in their home country. For some, the move pays off.


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Work, Jobs and Money
How immigration policy affects young people

A birthday blessing: An abused woman’s journey to receive her U Visa  by Kalyn Kahler [This story was re-published on…


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Problems with Papers
DACA youth learn from Salvadorans who’ve come before

DACA recipient Sofia Rivera is setting off on a path that Victor Martell has walked before her. Martell, a Salvadoran living and working in Chicago, was granted Temporary Protected Status 11 years ago, and he still feels in limbo.


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Family
False papers mean not wanting to say you’re illegal

She had entered the United States on a Polish passport, which was a forgery, or as she called it – “false papers” – created so she could survive in Poland during the war.


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Fearing the Law
Displaced: Colombia’s internal inferno

This is the worst displacement crisis in the Western Hemisphere and it’s not being given very much attention


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Identity
Independent student pushes through paperwork

“If someone tells me you can’t do something, I automatically will do it. You don’t want me to stay here, I will stay here,” says Happie Datt, a young student who despite the “limbo” of bureaucracy worked her way toward citizenship. “If I want to live in this country, I want to live it fully, not half way there.”


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Good Question
Ellis Island—why did it close?

No matter where they were from or where they were going, immigrants all came to know Ellis Island as the “Gateway to America.”

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