José Ángel is one of the millions of immigrants who came to the United States undocumented. To share his struggles assimilating in Chicago, Ángel wrote a book.
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“Illegal” is a novel not about Ángel’s journey across the U.S. and Mexico border, but about his life after settling in Chicago. He recounts his difficulties learning English, struggles he faced without proper identification, challenges he encountered with achieving his degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the general feeling of isolation.
Ángel is visiting the Lewis Faculty Center Thursday for the event “IPRH Reads: ‘Illegal’ with José Ángel” in part of La Casa Cultural Latina’s Lunch on Us series. The program allows students
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