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Twenty-seven families gathered together at the John Hancock High School in early March to attend an emergency family planning workshop. (Courtesy of  Antonio Gutierrez)

Increased requests for immigration-related legal services led one Chicago group to launch an immigration hotline, “know your rights” workshops and emergency family planning sessions to address concerns.

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Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly

Local reaction was quick and sharp Monday to the president’s revised travel ban. Will it pass constitutional muster?

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Shaifali Sandhya (Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

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. 

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The 90 Days, 90 Voices website features stories of immigrants and refugees in Chicago, including Hadia Zarzour. (Illustration by Daniel J. Rowell)

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.

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In a little more than four weeks, President Donald Trump has shattered presidential conventions, created controversy and legal battles, and energized his base with executive orders aimed at meeting campaign promises.

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As concerns grow over heightened immigration measures, a top political leader from Mexico comes to Chicago with a message.

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In Chicago, hundreds of protesters held a rally on the Near West Side Thursday morning before heading to the Federal Plaza in the Loop.

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Classrooms across the city were left half-empty Thursday as students took the day to join in citywide Day Without Immigrants protests.

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What’s been the impact of the immigration raids – and the travel ban – and what’s next?

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(Courtesy Department of Homeland Security)

The crackdown on undocumented immigrants has some Chicago residents on edge, while business leaders say it’s impacting the local economy.

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Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday criticized President Trump’s executive order and discussed ongoing issues with Chicago Public Schools and education funding during an interview on WBEZ.

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After a week of fear and stress, an Iranian-born Chicago artist was finally able to return to the U.S. following a court ruling that put an injunction on the president’s travel ban. Now she is sharing her story.

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How a federal appeals court could read the law on the president’s immigration ban. 

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The Al-Obaidi family recently resettled in Chicago.

Among the last refugees to enter the U.S. before President Trump signed his executive order on immigration was the Al-Obaidi family from Iraq. Chicago Tonight went to meet the family and the Chicagoans who are welcoming them.

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After being turned away last week, a Syrian refugee family arrives in Chicago. Will there be a happy ending for the family or could they be turned away again?

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President Trump’s spokesman believes the travel ban is constitutional – a federal appeals court will weigh in on Tuesday.