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How immigration policy affects young people

June 2nd, 2013 by Jack C. Doppelt | No Comments

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…


Immigrants don’t fall in line for 2012 elections

June 20th, 2012 by Jack C. Doppelt | No Comments

Immigrants don’t fall in line for 2012 elections

With President Obama’s executive order protecting certain children of illegal immigrants from deportation, and Republicans countering that the announcement is…


What next for Chicago’s refugees?

June 19th, 2012 by Jack C. Doppelt | No Comments

What next for Chicago’s refugees?

The United States resettles more refugees each year – about 80,000 – than all other nations combined. As one of…


Finding triumph for Chicago’s refugees

January 28th, 2012 by Jack C. Doppelt | No Comments

Finding triumph for Chicago’s refugees

Immigrant Connect and RefugeeLives present the first installment of our 2012 refugee stories. Please visit our companion site – Shifting…


Education dream of immigrants more than an Act

December 22nd, 2011 by Jack C. Doppelt | No Comments

Education dream of immigrants more than an Act

A college education is often seen as the ticket; to financial stability, to a job, to self-respect. Immigrants come to…


A Chicago Welcome to World Refugee Day

June 21st, 2011 by Jack C. Doppelt | No Comments

A Chicago Welcome to World Refugee Day

Cities throughout the world celebrated World Refugee Day over one weekend in mid-June. …We tell the stories of 14 of them – Iraqi, Burmese, Bhutanese, Iranian and Somali – who now live and make ends meet in Chicago.


Home and the homeland: Chicago’s immigrants keep connecting

December 8th, 2010 by Immigrant Connect | No Comments

Home and the homeland: Chicago’s immigrants keep connecting

There’s more to home than where shoes come off and soup simmers. There’s the homeland – the place, the memory, the heritage – and the multiple meanings it has for immigrants.




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