Progress Illinois takes a closer look at a U.S. House budget bill covering the departments of labor, health and human services (HHS) and education. The House Appropriations Committee advanced the spending measure last month.
If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in a case involving the Affordable Care Act and its tax subsidies, over 270,000 Illinoisans could be impacted, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he wants to put strict conditions on transporting migrant children into the country's interior, offering the proposal days after a flap surfaced about whether Fort Knox was targeted to temporarily house some of the young immigrants.
The Archdiocese of Chicago is looking to get federal permission to provide services to unaccompanied children who have been caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States, Cardinal Francis George told the Chicago Sun-Times.
More than 400 unaccompanied children who have been caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States are reportedly in Chicago in the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) said Thursday.
Unaccompanied children migrating to the U.S. are suffering abuse at the hands of U.S. immigration officials, according to a formal complaint filed Wednesday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by five civil and human rights organizations that are calling for reform to the agency’s immigrant detention policies.
The complaint was filed on behalf of 116 immigrant children—ages five to 17—who crossed into America alone within the last year. It was addressed to DHS Inspector General John Roth and DHS Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Megan Mack, and calls on the agency to “take significant affirmative steps to address the ongoing, systemic abuse” of unaccompanied migrant children being held in short-term holding facilities.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced that 217,492 Illinoisans signed up for private health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by the end of the first enrollment period, beating federal government expectations.