Nicole Hallett Discusses Work Authorization on ABC7

Some Pilsen, Galewood residents frustrated over plans for migrant shelters in their neighborhoods

Rage over accommodating Chicago's rapidly-swelling migrant population is boiling over.

The city is preparing to open another shelter. It's second one in the Pilsen neighborhood, and the population of majority Latino residents are torn.

"I think we are all forgetting where we came from," a woman named Lydia said. "I think we should all show our human sides helping. We are not politics."


"Realistically, for many undocumented immigrants in Illinois and Chicago, there is no clear path to receiving work authorization unless you fall into one of those very specific categories," University of Chicago Law School Professor Nicole Hallett said.

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