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217 Today: U.S. expands Temporary Protected Status to hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans

Marilyn Miranda, 12, of Washington raises her hand up during a protest for an extension of the Temporary Protected Status in September 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Today’s headlines: 

  • U.S. Senator Dick Durbin joined members of the United Auto Workers on the picket line Monday at the General Motors in Bolingbrook.
  • Rantoul residents picked up clothes, baby food and even a home printer free of charge on Monday.
  • The new COVID-19 booster shot is now available. The shots were approved earlier this month by the FDA.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn more about why Chicago-area advocates are praising a new move to get migrants temporary work permits.

Reporting today contributed by Mawa Iqbal, Mae Antar, Madison Holcomb and Mary Dixon.

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Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson

Farrah Anderson is a student at the University of Illinois studying journalism. At Illinois Public Media, Anderson works as a general assignment reporter and produces and hosts the 217 Today podcast.

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