El Norte

It must be difficult for someone from the deserts of Durango or the jungles of Chiapas to get used to the Windy City. While Chicago’s winds and snowstorms can be brutal, the weather has not stopped thousands of Mexicans from journeying north to find work. Only Los Angeles has more residents from Mexico and Latin America. Entire Chicago neighborhoods have rapidly transformed into Spanish-speaking enclaves, and it seems inevitable that...

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The Reverend Willard F. Jabusch is chaplain emeritus of the University of Chicago.