Monthly Archives: July 2014

Can Young Immigrants Beat Odds with Help of Committed Lawyers, As Suit Demands?

As Chicago commits to house up to 1,000 unaccompanied children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the debate surrounding their legal fate has heated up following a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other immigration groups against the federal government. The nationwide class-action suit, which was filed July 9, demands that the government

OpEd: Emanuel’s Violence Summit Is All About Spin Control

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to spin attention towards Chicago’s youth violence and away from his administration. It seems that the only group that you can hold morally responsible for their decisions is Chicago’s youth. A youth decides to enter Chicago’s alternative economies in order to bring in money. For many of Chicago’s youth, that

As Border Refugee Crisis Continues, Chicago Opens Door for Displaced Youth

Chicago may host as many as 1,000 additional Central American children by December, sheltering youth who could wait years to discover if they will be allowed to stay or sent packing. Already at least 429 children have been placed in Chicago shelters and 319 have been reunited with family members or placed with sponsors in the