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Chicago lawyers volunteer to help families separated at border

Chicago attorneys are mobilizing to help immigrant children who have been separated from their families at the southern border.

Kristen Harris, Chicago chapter president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said she has been fielding inquiries from Chicago-area lawyers eager to volunteer their time.

"The legal community in Chicago is really a markedly special community," she said. "There's an overall concern and passion for justice generally, which means that when there are instances of

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