Chicago Asylum Seeker Clips – May 23, 2024

FYI: First Free Church in Andersonville is hosting a New Neighbor Care Town Hall on May 29th, for anyone who is interested in learning more about their effort as a church to care for new neighbors. More information here.

Fox News: 6 men charged with staging string of Chicago-area robberies to get immigration visas

National News

Politico: Congressional Dems confront broken trust on border as Biden prepares to act alone

“President Joe Biden is expected to announce a new policy that would allow him to close the southern border between certain points of entry — effectively mirroring a provision in the Senate’s bipartisan border bill that has already infuriated progressives.”

ABC News: Senate to hold another election-year showdown vote over on immigration, border security bill

Politico: Federal judge blocks key part of DeSantis anti-immigration law


Block Club Chicago and Chalkbeat: Lost In Translation: Migrant Kids Struggle In Segregated Chicago Schools (en español aquí)

“But the promise of housing comes with a cost: Families are moving to more affordable neighborhoods that also are some of the city’s most segregated. As a result, students are landing in schools with little to no bilingual staff or support, according to data obtained through open records requests and more than 50 interviews with families, teachers and experts.”