Posts By Isabel Anadon

I recently attended a May 13 community forum hosted by the Chicago Reporter to celebrate the magazine’s 40th anniversary. The event focused on the current—and urgent—topic of immigration reform. 

The forum included Congressman Luis Gutierrez, local community activists, and immigration lawyers who dialogued on the prospects of immigration reform this year as well as how current enforcement has criminalized many non-criminal immigrants. Findings from a Chicago Reporter feature story, “Speedy Removal,” were also discussed. The story documented the negative effects of the fast-track deportation procedures in place since 1996, focusing on the Chicago enforcement area (Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Wisconsin) with a number of eye-opening statistics: 

  • In 2011, of the total 11,786 deportations in Chicago enforcement area, 60 percent... Continue Reading
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