immigration overhaul

Immigration overhaul on hold

May 19, 2015

Starting today, an estimated 200-thousand undocumented immigrants in Illinois could have benefited from an immigration overhaul.  President Obama announced the plan last fall.  

A U.S. Senate committee is expected to vote Thursday on a plan to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of people living in the United States illegally. The Senate immigration reform bill includes a special provision for farm workers that shortens the waiting period for legal residency. Illinois Public Radio’s Sean Powers explores how that section would impact Illinois’ agricultural workers.