Category Archive: Articles

  1. Judicial Candidates and Electoral Issues

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    December 19, 2016
    by Juan Morado Jr.

    MAR 07, 2016 With the Illinois March 15 primary election around the corner, The Latino Policy Forum launched a blog series to guide you in making an informed vote.
    This first question is what judicial positions are on the ballot this year? This year there are no open seats at Illinois’s highest court level, the Supreme Court. There are open seats in the other levels within our court system. Continue Reading

  2. A Chicago Latina’s Journey to Our Southern Border

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    SEP 23, 2016
    By Virginia Martinez, Attorney, Volunteer and Longtime Supporter of the Latino Policy Forum

    I recently volunteered with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project at the South Texas Family Residential Center (STFRC) in Dilley, Texas. CARA provides much needed services and representation to women, and their children, who are seeking asylum in the United States. CARA volunteers serve weeklong commitments to provide services to those being detained and awaiting their first interview with an asylum officer. Continue Reading