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After The Buses

After The Buses
After The Buses

Is Chicago Running Out Of Room To House Migrants? Some Head To Police Stations, Hospitals As Shelters Fill Up

More than 5,000 migrants have arrived in Chicago from other states since August, and the city is struggling to meet the demand for shelter and services.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Behind The Scenes Of ‘After The Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis’

Why we worked on these stories, how our collaboration with Block Club Chicago came together and what we learned.

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After The Buses: Meet The Migrants At The Center Of Texas’ Manufactured Crisis

Block Club Chicago and Borderless Magazine followed 10 of the thousands of Venezuelan migrants sent to Chicago as part of Texas Gov. Abbott’s political stunt this year.

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A Young Venezuelan Dreamed Of Being A Baseball Player. In Chicago, He Found A New Passion Behind A Camera

Jesus David Lucena Castillo has spent more than five years separated from his family. During Día de los Muertos, a friendly encounter changed his course in the city.

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A Venezuelan Father’s Fight To Earn A Living For His Family: ‘I Was Tired Of Not Being Able To Provide For Them’

Denis “Omar” Covis traveled more than 3,000 miles to find a job that would support his pregnant wife and children.

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A Family’s Search For Home Again After Leaving Venezuela For Chicago

After years of living as migrants, Tomás Alvarado and Carmen Ollarves are starting over in Chicago with their young daughter.

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A Young Venezuelan Had Never Heard Of Chicago. Now, He’s Starting A Life Here

Jhopsef Stiven spent years hopping countries in search of a better life. He’s one of thousands of migrants starting over in Chicago with no family or knowledge of the city.

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A Venezuelan Father Came To America In Pursuit Of A Better Job To Support His Family. But He Had To Leave His Young Daughter Behind

Yorvi Sánchez found friends in Chicago, but he isn’t looking forward to Christmas without his 7-year-old daughter. "Being able to help them from here is the whole reason I came here,” he said.

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A Young Venezuelan Had A Simple Dream To Make Money And Travel. He Was On His Own For The First Time In His Life

After being separated from his family at the border, Delwuins was alone for months in a suburban hotel with little to do. Without a car or work permit, his options to make money were limited.

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A Young Father Survived A Deadly Journey To Provide For His Family. The Danger Didn’t End Once He Arrived In Chicago

Nolram Cardozo came to a shelter housing hundreds of single men. He made friends and found temp work, but his path took a turn for the worst when he was hospitalized.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Young Venezuelan Struggles To Build A Life And Pay Off Debt Of His Journey To America

Maikel Jose Tineo was hopeful about his new life in Chicago. But since he’s arrived, he's been stiffed by a job and watched his friend rushed to the emergency room. Now, he’s wondering if he should stay.

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Un Joven Venezolano Soñaba Con Ser Beisbolista. En Chicago Encontró Una Nueva Pasión Detrás De Una Cámara

Jesús David Lucena Castillo ha pasado más de cinco años separado de su familia. Durante el Día de los Muertos, un encuentro amistoso cambia su rumbo en la ciudad.

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Detrás De Los Autobuses: Conoce A Los Inmigrantes Que Se Encuentran En Medio De La Crisis Fabricada En Texas

Block Club Chicago y Borderless Magazine siguieron a 10 de los miles de migrantes venezolanos enviados a Chicago como parte de la maniobra política del gobernador de Texas, Abbott, este año.

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La Lucha De Un Padre Venezolano Por Mantener A Su Familia En Chicago

Denis "Omar" Covis viajó más de 5.000 kilómetros para encontrar un trabajo que mantuviera a su mujer embarazada y a sus hijos.

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Una Familia Busca De Nuevo Su Hogar Tras Abandonar Venezuela Y Marcharse A Chicago

Tras años de emigración, Tomás Alvarado y Carmen Ollarves vuelven a Chicago con su hija pequeña.

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Un Joven Venezolano Nunca Había Oído Hablar De Chicago. Ahora Está Empezando Una Nueva Vida Aquí.

Jhopsef Stiven pasó años saltando de un país a otro en busca de una vida mejor. Es uno de los miles de inmigrantes que empiezan de nuevo en Chicago sin familia ni conocimiento de la ciudad.

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Un Padre Venezolano Vino A Estados Unidos En Busca De Un Mejor Trabajo Para Poder Mantener A Su Familia, Pero Tuvo Que Dejar Atrás A Su Hija Pequeña.

Yorvi Sánchez encontró amigos en Chicago, pero no espera la Navidad sin su hija de 7 años. "Poder ayudarles desde aquí es la única razón por la que vine", dijo.

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Un Padre Joven Sobrevivió Un Viaje Mortal Buscando Mantener A Su Familia. El Peligro No Terminó Al Llegar A Chicago

Nolram Cardozo llegó a un refugio que albergaba a cientos de hombres solteros. Hizo amigos y encontró un trabajo temporal, pero su camino dio un giro para mal cuando fue hospitalizado.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Un Joven Venezolano Lucha Por Hacer Vida Y Pagar La Deuda De Su Viaje A Estados Unidos

Maikel José Tineo estaba esperanzado con su nueva vida en Chicago. Pero desde que llegó, le han quitado un trabajo y ha visto cómo su amigo era llevado a urgencias. Ahora se pregunta si debe quedarse.

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El Sueño De Un Joven Venezolano Era Ganar Dinero Y Viajar. Por Primera Vez En Su Vida Se Encuentra Solo

Tras ser separado de su familia en la frontera, Delwuins estuvo solo durante meses en un hotel de las afueras, sin mucho que hacer. Sin coche ni permiso de trabajo, sus opciones para ganar dinero eran limitadas.

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