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Chicago teachers learning to combat student immigration anxieties

While many immigrant parents across Illinois, Wisconsin and the United States likely refrain from discussing their deportation concerns with their children, many immigrant children are expressing their own fears at school, and it is raising ire among educators. Per the Chicago Sun Times, more than 240 educators within the Chicago Public Schools system have undergone specialized training recently to help them reduce the growing anxiety felt by so many of their students.

What might a merit-based immigration system look like?

Many immigrants across Illinois, Wisconsin and the rest of the nation are seeking further clarification following President Donald Trump’s recent hints at plans to move the United States toward a merit-based immigration system. Per Money.CNN.com, such a system would navigate the country away from its current, family-based immigration system and transition it into one that favors those with particularly strong skills or educational backgrounds.

Who is eligible for a green card?

If you are a U.S. citizen and you have family members who want to become residents in the United States, you may be able to petition a green card for them. A green card allows your family member to legally live in the U.S. and work here. They may be able to obtain a green card through an employer too, if they were offered a job in the United States.

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