1. Unequal Protection: Disparate Treatment of Immigrant Victims in Cook, the Collar Counties, and Beyond - 2017 Update

    Unequal Protection: Disparate Treatment of Immigrant Victims in Cook, the Collar Counties, and Beyond - 2017 Update

    • October 17, 2017

    Read the full report here. Based on the findings of this report, ICIRR and its partners in the Campaign For A Welcoming Illinois have begun advocating for SB 32, the VOICES Act. Read the fact sheet for the VOICES Act here. REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence… Continue

  2. Illinois Immigrant Political Almanac 2016

    • November 07, 2016

    Click here to download the Almanac The 2016 Illinois Immigrant Political Almanac analyzes the numbers and turnout histories of immigrant voters in Illinois by Congressional and state legislative districts and Chicago wards, and summarizes the most recent election results in these jurisdictions. … Continue

  3. Foreign-Educated Engineers: Barriers to Employment and Professional Licensing in Illinois

    • October 27, 2014

    Report Finds Significant Employment Barriers for Immigrant Engineers in Illinois Talent that could help rebuild Illinois now going to waste At least 20% of foreign-educated engineers in Illinois are not using their professional training to its fullest potential, according to this report… Continue

  4. Barriers to Licensure and Workplace Integration for Internationally Educated Nurses In Illinois

    • September 11, 2014

    New Report Details Obstacles for Foreign-Trained Nurses in Illinois Licensing rules, language, costs are major barriers Complex licensing requirements and lack of language-appropriate information are two of the major barriers prevent internationally educated nurses (IENs) from practicing their… Continue

  5. Illinois’ Undocumented Immigrant Population: A Summary of Recent Research by Rob Paral and Associates

    • February 01, 2014

    This report details where Illinois' undocumented immigrants live, their household composition, and other important characteristics.

  6. Rock the (Naturalized) Vote!

    • October 01, 2012

    Rock the (Naturalized) Vote Report: New American Voters May Impact Close Elections New report releases never-before-seen data of naturalized citizens and their potential for voter registration A new report released recently highlights the potential impact that recently naturalized immigrants may… Continue

  7. Teaching Chicago Style Politics

    Teaching Chicago Style Politics

    • November 02, 2008

    In Spring of 2008 ICIRR approached its sister coalitions, national partners, and the Four Freedoms Fund with an idea - to create the first national "New Americans Democracy Boot Camp". The Goal of the boot camp was to create high quality civic engagement training for young immigrants and children… Continue