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This Chicago Author Wants You to Know that Immigrant Voices Matter

Borderless’ new book club features Chicago author Mia P. Manansala and her cozy mystery book series that centers on the Filipino community.
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Fighting for a chance to stay, many immigrants wade alone through backlogs and attorney shortages that plague the immigration court system.
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Lost in translation: Migrant kids struggle in segregated Chicago schools

Two years after busloads of migrant children began arriving in Chicago, many have landed in schools where most don’t speak Spanish. Custodians and kindergarten teachers are taking on the role of translator, but students are still falling behind.

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Lost in translation: Migrant kids struggle in segregated Chicago schools

Two years after busloads of migrant children began arriving in Chicago, many have landed in schools where most don’t speak Spanish. Custodians and kindergarten teachers are taking on the role of translator, but students are still falling behind.
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5 Things to Know When Preparing For Immigration Court Without a Lawyer

Getting an attorney can be expensive and hard to find. Here are tips curated by Borderless on how to navigate immigration court.
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Behind the scenes of “After the Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis”

Why we worked on these stories, how our collaboration with Block Club Chicago came together and what we learned.
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Fighting for a chance to stay, many immigrants wade alone through backlogs and attorney shortages that plague the immigration court system.
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We Are Home: Becoming American in the 21st Century

Journalist Ray Suarez examines immigration policies in the United States while chronicling the lives of new immigrants across the country in his latest book.
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After Decades of Disinvestment, Black and Latino Leaders Want ‘Profound Transformation’ Amid Migrant Crisis

Although tensions have flared throughout the humanitarian crisis, Black and Brown leaders see an opportunity to unite and advocate for Chicago’s South and West Sides.
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Resource Guides for Immigrants in Chicago

From food assistance to mental health support, we compiled all of our resource guides in one place.
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7 Things Migrants Should Know About Upcoming Shelter Evictions

Chicago’s 60-day shelter limits will kick in soon. Borderless answers questions on how to access community, city and state resources.
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Where to Find Free, or Low-Cost Mental Health Support in Chicago

Borderless compiled a list of organizations across the Chicagoland area that provide free or low-cost mental health support.
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After The Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis

Block Club Chicago and Borderless Magazine followed 10 of the thousands of Venezuelan migrants sent to Chicago as part of Texas Gov. Abbott’s political stunt this year.
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A Young Venezuelan Had Never Heard Of Chicago. Now, He’s Starting A Life Here.

Jhopsef Stiven spent years hopping countries in search of a better life. He's one of thousands of migrants starting over in Chicago with no family or knowledge of the city.
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Young Venezuelan Struggles To Build A Life And Pay Off Debt Of His Journey To America

Maikel Jose Tineo was hopeful about his new life in Chicago. But since he’s arrived, he's been stiffed by a job and watched his friend rushed to the emergency room. Now, he’s wondering if he should stay.

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West Chicago is Cleaning Up the Last of its Nuclear Contamination. Residents Exposed to Radiation Say ‘It’s Not Over’

A local factory was once the largest producer of thorium in the world. This fall, the “radioactive capital of the Midwest” is doing one last cleanup.
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This Female Afghan Governor Fought Against the Taliban

Salima Mazari was one of just three women serving as a district governor in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over.
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Reclaiming the Sacrifice Zone

The youth-led campaign for environmental justice on the Southeast Side.