Illegal Immigration

Society
3:48 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

MSU Professor Gives Context to Central American Refugee Crisis

A poster for a campaign targeted at countries where many minors traveling to the U.S. originate. Translation: "I thought it would be easy for my son to get his papers in the North. That wasn't true."
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Thursday, NPR's Steve Inskeep spoke with Sonia Nazario, the author of "Enrique's Journey," a book about a child from Honduras who reached the United States, and she says many of the thousands of Central American children crossing the U.S. - Mexico border are actually refugees, not migrants who mostly need to be sent home. Murray State College of Humanities and Fine Arts History Professor Dr. Bill Schell's areas of research involve Latin America and Mexico and Kate Lochte asks him about the background for the current spike in numbers of children trying to enter the U.S.

Politics
7:34 am
Tue January 8, 2013

IL House Committees Pass Medicaid Expansion, Immigrant ID Measures

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Two separate measures for expanding the state’s Medicaid program and allowing illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses are ready for an Illinois House vote. The Human Services Appropriations Committee voted 9 to 5 Monday to make up to 600,00 uninsured residents eligible for Medicaid. The measure is necessary to implement the national health care law next year. The federal government would pay all costs of the new Medicaid recipients for three years starting in 2014. The Medicaid expansion would also need Senate approval.

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Government
8:27 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Top IL Republicans Back Immigrants' Licenses

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Top Illinois Republicans are joining an effort to provide driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. House Minority Leader Tom Cross and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno are joining former GOP Gov. Jim Edgar today at the state Capitol to announce their support.

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2012 General Assembly
8:58 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Lawmakers Consider Immigrant Benefit Bill

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A bill intended to keep illegal immigrants from getting Kentucky welfare benefits is up for a state Senate committee vote today. Republican Senator Mike Wilson is sponsoring the legislation requiring welfare applicants to present proof of U.S. citizenship. Without that proof, applicants would be ineligible for government benefits.