Public Interest Law Reporter

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From the injunction on the President's Executive Action to expand the current immigration policies to the current language presidential candidates have used when speaking about immigration reform, immigrants have more than enough reasons to feel uneasy about their future in this country. All is not bad, however, especially for undocumented students. Cities like Chicago, a city of immigrants, are making great strides to create welcoming and supportive communities for immigrants. Compared to other U.S. cities, Chicago is very immigrant-friendly, with people working across the city to provide support for undocumented students and ensure that they have access to higher education. Herein, I will review some of the most noteworthy examples of Chicago community members and organizations working together and fighting to make higher education a reality for undocumented youth.