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Indigenous Language Barriers Faced in Immigration Court

There’s a Shortage of Court Interpreters Who Speak Indigenous Languages: Illinois immigration courts are falling short at providing professional court interpreters who speak an indigenous Mayan language called Q’anjob’al. The language is spoken by close to 550 people in the Champaign-Urbana area. The National Immigrant Justice Center, reported an increase in Q’anjob’al speaking immigrants over…