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New report highlights programs to assist undocumented population in Midwest

A new report released Sept. 23 by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (CCGA) and the American Immigration Council highlights a number of local, state and nonprofit efforts in the Midwest designed to assist undocumented populations despite federal inaction. The report, entitled, “Reimagining the Midwest: Immigration Initiatives and the Capacity of Local Leadership” was developed […]

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Voices of the Community/Voces de la Comunidad

Jose G. Guadalupe Salazar I’m so frustrated. Did my appointment in Carbondale. In this location it looks like they don’t want to give nobody licenses. They see my documents and they ask for more. I drove for five hours for nothing and the web is not working now. Estoy frustrado. Hice mi cita en Carbondale. […]

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Secretary of State expands TVDL locations, frustrated applicants say they can’t schedule appointments

The Secretary of State’s office is expanding its Temporary Visitor Driver’s License (TVDL) sites to 36 more locations across Illinois this month. Henry Haupt is a spokesperson for the secretary’s office. He said since the program was launched on Nov. 12, the agency originally opened four pilot offices in December and has now begun an […]

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Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses: What does it mean for undocumented immigrants?

  Illinois will soon become the fourth state to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants after the passage of the Temporary Visitor Driver’s Licenses bill last January. Many local groups are starting to inform those who will be eligible for a drivers license regardless of their immigration status, begining Dec. 2013. On Saturday, October 26, […]

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Illinois House Approves Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

The Illinois House approved a bill today that would allow undocumented immigrant motorists to apply for temporary drivers licenses. SB 957 passed with a vote of 64 to 46, but not before a lengthy debate and resistance from some members of the House. Rep. Randy Ramey of DuPage County said the bill left too many […]