immigration http://northernpublicradio.org en Business, Ag Groups Support Immigration Overhaul http://northernpublicradio.org/post/business-ag-groups-support-immigration-overhaul <p></p><p>A somewhat unlikely coalition is calling on Illinois' Congressional delegation to support an overhaul of the nation's immigration policy.&nbsp;</p><p>The U.S. issues a special type of temporary visa for high-skilled workers, like the engineers and scientists Caterpillar is trying to hire.</p><p>But there's a limit on so-called H-1B visas -- a cap that Caterpillar attorney Mark Peters say the Fortune 500 company reached all too quickly.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:39:37 +0000 WNIJ 33165 at http://northernpublicradio.org Business, Ag Groups Support Immigration Overhaul Congressmen Kinzinger And Foster Agree, Basically, On Immigration Reform Outline http://northernpublicradio.org/post/congressmen-kinzinger-and-foster-agree-basically-immigration-reform-outline <p></p><p>A bi-partisan Senate effort to come up with an immigration reform plan is getting a good reception -- but some members of Congress are hanging back in their support until they know more details.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 05:06:55 +0000 Susan Stephens 24667 at http://northernpublicradio.org Congressmen Kinzinger And Foster Agree, Basically, On Immigration Reform Outline Immigration Measures Get State, National Attention http://northernpublicradio.org/post/immigration-measures-get-state-national-attention <p>Illinois is the fourth state to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver's license. Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation over the weekend surrounded by&nbsp; supporters.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:52:43 +0000 WNIJ 24621 at http://northernpublicradio.org Immigration Measures Get State, National Attention Undocumented NIU Student Tells Her Story http://northernpublicradio.org/post/undocumented-niu-student-tells-her-story <p class="yiv758760449MsoNormal" id="yui_3_7_2_7_1350637305497_542"><font id="yui_3_7_2_7_1350637305497_541" color="black" face="Arial" size="3"><span id="yui_3_7_2_7_1350637305497_540" style="font-size:11.5pt;color:black;">President <span class="yshortcuts cs4-visible" id="lw_1350637284_0">Barack Obama</span> has an offer for many undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children. They can qualify for work papers and a deportation reprieve. His administration’s been taking applications for that so-called “deferred action” since August.<font size="3"> O</font>f roughly a million immigrants who could qualify, though, only 180,000 have applied. <font size="3">A</font> pair of young roommates <font size="3">at Nor<font size="3">thern Illinois University</font></font> f<font size="3">i</font>nd themselves contem<font size="3">plating</font> this question.</span></font> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:37:22 +0000 WNIJ 20058 at http://northernpublicradio.org Undocumented NIU Student Tells Her Story