Chicago’s immigrant-owned businesses earned $659M in a year

Chicago’s immigrant-owned businesses earned $659M in a year

CHICAGO, IL – SEPTEMBER 16: Immigrants from 25 countries receive their citizenship during a naturalization ceremony in Daley Plaza on September 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Seventy people where awarded their U.S. citizenship during the Citizenship Day...
Helping Immigrants Find Their Path to Citizenship

Helping Immigrants Find Their Path to Citizenship

Juan Cifuentes, right, with his father, Jesus, at his restaurant in Astoria, Los Perros De Chucho. Credit Scott Heins for The New York Times By Remy Tumin, The New York Times Jan. 7, 2019 Juan Cifuentes and his family never knew when the call would come. For nine...
New York naturalization program aided 6,100 immigrants in ’18

New York naturalization program aided 6,100 immigrants in ’18

In this Sept. 18, 2018 photo Sameeha Alkamalee Jabbar, a 38-year-old from Orange County sits during a naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles. Alkamalee Jabbar who is originally from Sri Lanka, said the process took ten months and at times she worried but knew about...
Canton sisters recount compelling path to U.S. citizenship

Canton sisters recount compelling path to U.S. citizenship

By Ed Wright, Hometown Life December 10th, 2018 Those dime-a-dozen “I voted” stickers distributed every election day were worth more than pieces of priceless art for Canton Township twin sisters Helen Goderis and Suzanne Cooper. Residents of the United...
Green cards are fine; that blue passport is better

Green cards are fine; that blue passport is better

Carlos da Cruz, a green card holder for 25 years, decided to apply for U.S. citizenship this year. He joins other long-time green card holders contributing to the rising number of pending naturalization applications. Riham Feshir | MPR News By Riham Fesir, MPR News...