For my final report, I was initially considering creating an audio slideshow that would combine photographs that I took along with voice-over recordings — either narration from me or statements from the people pictured. However, a project like this really needs an event to serve as a news “hook.” While I really want to do this idea, I may have to resort to a different one.
So, I would then write a paper (within the 500-to-750 word range suggested by the professor) about how immigration reform would affect undocumented immigrants living in Chicago. I would attempt to talk with a blogger from ChicagoNow (owned by Tribune Media) who writes about Latino issues to try and gain some insight from someone who has focused on the topic of immigration reform.
I would also attempt to contact several organizations. One group I would contact is the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which is located in Chicago. I might also contact the National Immigrant Justice Center.