Chicago Asylum Seeker Clips – June 7, 2024

WTTW Chicago: More Than Half of Migrants Forced to Leave City Shelters Immediately Returned, Chicago Officials Say

Chicago Tribune: Chicago leaders react to Biden’s executive order ahead of convention limiting asylum-seekers at the U.S. border (gift link)

“Local immigration advocacy groups in Chicago shook their heads at the action they said harkened back to the previous president, who in 2018 utilized the same immigration law Biden is leaning on now to try to ban asylum seekers from the southern border. As with what unfolded in the wake of Trump’s actions back then, Biden’s new order is likely to receive legal challenges.”

South Side Weekly: A Program is Helping Migrant Children Acclimate to School and Explore the Arts

“García and Hidalgo say something missing from CPS’ approach to migrants is trauma-informed teaching that accounts both for what migrant children have gone through in their journey to the United States, and the adversity they face once in the city.”

CBS Chicago: Long delays, hurdles persist for asylum seekers in Chicago looking for work permits

National News

Politico: Biden’s border move infuriated progressives. He’s trying to fix that.

The Hill: Biden border order on ‘shaky legal ground,’ immigration advocates say

New York Times: A New Hurdle for Asylum Seekers: 4 Hours to Find a Lawyer