Alaaulldin Al Ibrahim, or “Al” to his friends, was born in Syria, moved to Jordan and eventually resettled as a refugee in Chicago. This fall he’ll attend the University of Illinois at Chicago on a full scholarship to study pre-med.
For his traveling exhibit, “When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Stories of Refugees in America,” photographer James Bowey spent time with all of his subjects in order to learn and share their stories.
Even if family separations are temporary, “the psychological effects of separation reverberate throughout the community for a long time,” said Dana Rusch, assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
U.S. District Judge Manish Shah wrote in an order issued Thursday that continued separation of the mother and child “irreparably harms them both.”
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld an order restricting travel to the United States from several majority-Muslim nations.
President Donald Trump signs an executive order ending the policy of separating migrant children from their parents. Will the move spur immigration reform in Congress?
A refugee’s harrowing escape from war-torn Yemen is also a remarkable story of interfaith cooperation.
President Donald Trump surprised both supporters and detractors when he seemed to endorse an immigration deal a day after the White House announced that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans who have been in the country for more than a decade must leave.
The U.N. says they are the most persecuted ethnic group in the world. As they flee Southeast Asia, Chicago has become home to the largest population of Rohingya Muslims in the U.S.
Author and Northwestern University professor Wendy Pearlman interviewed more than 300 refugees for a new book of oral histories, “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled.” She joins us in discussion.
To counter the divisiveness of President Trump’s proposed border wall, artist and Pussyhat Project co-founder Jayna Zweiman is seeking the public’s help to create 2,000 miles of welcome blankets to give to new immigrants.
The Supreme Court has given President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban a split decision. Analysis of that and other big decisions at the court.
The Marie Joseph House of Hospitality for Women in Hyde Park houses 10 asylum seekers and refugees. Thanks to a unique partnership with ICE, women who would otherwise be in detention facilities live in the co-op style home.
Chicagoan Shaifali Sandhya knows what it’s like to be a foreigner. Now a U.S. citizen, she wants to discover refugees’ stories and address their “silent traumas” in the hope of making their resettlement easier.
Inspired by President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, a team of local journalists launched a website this week to tell the stories of immigrants and refugees living in Chicago.