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IL RISE Act Allows Undocumented & Transgender College Students to Access MAP Grants and Other State Aid

Effective January 1, 2020, undocumented students in Illinois can now access IL MAP grants and other aid/scholarships for college. The RISE Act was sponsored by Representative Lisa Hernandez, Senator Omar Aquino, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker in June of 2019. Chicago Sun-Times Story Here […]

Immigration Fact Sheet

Partnership for a New American Economy

Immigrants create new businesses and job opportunities, spur innovation, and play significant roles in both high- and low-skilled occupations such as information technology, engineering, bio-tech, medical services, construction, hospitality, and agriculture. Facts on Immigration – Partnership for a New American Economy

U.S. Economic Competitiveness at Risk

A Midwest Call to Action on Immigration Reform

For too long the Midwest has waited for Washington to produce meaningful reform of the nation’s immigration laws. Bills have come and gone through the years, but often end in political gridlock. The Midwestern economy needs high-skilled, educated workers with long-term visas to create the companies and innovations that will power it in the future. […]

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IL RISE Act Allows Undocumented & Transgender College Students to Access MAP Grants and Other State Aid

As DACA reaches the Supreme Court, Congress must keep the American Dream alive for new generations of immigrants

The cost to the U.S. economy of ending DACA and deporting its beneficiaries would be $280 billion over the next 10 years.

by Lester Crown

Business Leaders Support BRIDGE

CRAIN'S Chicago Business

EDITORIAL: Trump’s Immigration Chance

The Wall Street Journal

Graham, Durbin re-introduce bill to protect DREAMers

The Hill

Empresarios crean coalición pro-inmigrante

NegociosNow.com

Sowing Conscience Among Confusion on Immigration Mess

We must be prudent about our security and decent to residents and refugees at the same time.

by John Rowe

‘Dreamers’ are good for my company

and good for Illinois

As we have invested in DACA recipients through the schools and opportunities available in the U.S., they are in turn investing in our country.

by Martin P. Slark

Illinois hospitality industry needs the work ethic immigrants bring to the job

The men and women who serve us should be given the chance to continue contributing to our industry, our communities and our economy.

by Sam Toia

We’ll Never Solve Immigration If We Don’t Solve Climate Change

Central America’s “dry corridor” is highly vulnerable to drought.

by Penny Pritzker
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