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May 2013 Archives

Questions surround prosecutions of immigrants crossing border

Over the last few years, immigration has been a very hot topic on the national stage. This discussion has included the topic of border security, which is something that has impacted many families in the Chicago area. When individuals are caught crossing the border without documentation, they can face criminal charges and be sent back to their native countries, even if they are just looking to be reunited with family in the United States.

Diversity visa program may be eliminated with immigration reform

In the 1990s, the federal government devised the diversity visa lottery system that allows immigrants from countries with low immigration quotas a better chance at staying in the United States. Although this program has allowed many individuals and families to become long-term residents of the Chicago area, it may soon be eliminated through legislative action.

Visas for highly skilled workers fuel immigration reform debate

A vital piece of the current federal immigration reform proposal is allowing highly skilled workers to remain in the United States with a visa. While reform is gaining traction in the halls of Congress, amendments to proposals may impact a number of people living in the Chicago area.

Judge backs counsel for detained immigrants with mental illnesses

Three years ago, the federal government was sued for the way certain immigration detention cases were handled. According to the suit, a number of detainees were being held without hearings after being considered unable to represent themselves in a hearing due to mental illnesses. Although this particular case wasn't handled in Illinois court, the federal ruling could have an impact throughout the country.

Immigration bill may pave path to residence for guest workers

A group of U.S. senators, popularly known as the "Gang of Eight," recently unveiled a bipartisan immigration reform plan. One feature of this bill gaining some attention may prove to be beneficial for those in the Chicago area who wish to receive permanent resident status, but fear that their low-skilled job may exclude them from that pathway.

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