immigration http://wuis.org en Feds' Immigrant Numbers For Illinois May Not Tell Whole Story http://wuis.org/post/feds-immigrant-numbers-illinois-may-not-tell-whole-story <p></p><p>Federal officials say 305 unaccompanied children caught at the U.S.-Mexico border were placed with Illinois sponsors this year, but officials say hundreds more could be at shelters. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:39 +0000 Associated Press 30046 at http://wuis.org Feds' Immigrant Numbers For Illinois May Not Tell Whole Story Noel, Mo.: Schools Build Safety Net For Immigrant Children http://wuis.org/post/noel-mo-schools-build-safety-net-immigrant-children <p>Noel, MO - It’s almost 9 a.m., and Noel Primary School teacher Erin McPherson is helping a group of Spanish-speaking students complete English language exercises. But it’s tough going.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One student in a bright blue T-shirt – 9-year-old </span>Isac<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martinez – has not yet picked up his pencil. He’s clearly sick. When McPherson asks him what’s wrong, </span>Isac’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> small voice is barely audible in between coughs. He says he threw up four times last night but did not go to a doctor.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:40:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 12349 at http://wuis.org Noel, Mo.: Schools Build Safety Net For Immigrant Children Illinois Business Coalition Calls For Immigration Overhaul http://wuis.org/post/illinois-business-coalition-calls-immigration-overhaul <p>A somewhat unlikely coalition is calling on Illinois' Congressional delegation to support an overhaul of the nation's immigration policy. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:21:43 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 5901 at http://wuis.org