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After The Buses

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After The Buses

Migrants Weren’t Moved Out Of Downtown Police Station Because Of Lollapalooza, Mayor Says

Migrants were moved to a new shelter in Edgewater just days before the Grant Park music fest is set to welcome tens of thousands of fans, but officials claim that was always the plan.


Hundreds Of Migrant Families Leaving City Colleges For Uptown’s American Islamic College

Migrants staying at Wilbur Wright College and Richard J. Daley College are relocating as City Colleges prepares the buildings for students to return in the fall.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Chicago Will Partner With Local Nonprofits To Run Migrant Shelters

The change in city strategy comes after volunteers have begged the city to copy their community-run shelters. Alderpeople also sounded off about crime happening near shelters.


Rogers Park Motel Becomes Migrant Shelter Housing 250 People

The Sheridan Road Super 8 Motel is the 15th emergency shelter the city has opened for the 11,500 asylum seekers who have come to Chicago since last summer.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Vacant South Side Health Center Will Become Migrant Shelter — But Neighbors Say They Had Little Notice

The Douglas center will host up to 150 single men when city officials begin moving them as soon as Thursday, less than 24 hours after a community meeting where neighbors were first notified.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Migrant Shelter Planned For Edgewater’s Broadway Armory, Park Programs Likely To Be Moved

Broadway Armory Park could hold as many as 300 migrants, but some neighbors said shutting down a major park facility will impact hundreds of in-need seniors and children.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Uptown’s American Islamic College Campus Will House Over 500 Migrants

The historical college campus is the latest emergency migrant shelter as city officials rush to house hundreds of asylum seekers.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As Migrants Wait For Shelter Openings At Police Station, Northwest Side Neighbors Flock To Help

More federal assistance could be coming to Chicago to help with the migrant crisis as families wait for shelter space in police stations.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

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.


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.


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.


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 worse when he was hospitalized.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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