Thousands are being deported without a chance to appear before an immigration judge.
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A South Side substance-abuse treatment program is being closed in a move its employees say is a retribution for their whistle-blowing against those running the program's parent organization.
The Woodlawn Organization is closing its Entry House facility, despite the fact that the program has received millions of dollars in federal grants in the past several years.
In a January piece by WMAQ's Unit 5 Investigative Team, several Entry House employees came forward with memos and pay stubs showing that they had not been paid for months, and they now say the facility was cloased as a retaliation for their actions.
The stories are a follow-up to The Chicago Reporter's Jan/Feb investigation, "Following Finney," in which a series of questions were raised about how two nonprofits--TWO and the Woodlawn Community Development Corp.--overseen by clout-heavy minister Leon Finney Jr. are handling millions in tax dollars each year.