“Because THIS is a Revolution!” A Slam Poem

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“Because THIS is a Revolution!” A slam poem by Jorge I didn’t have to run across the border to know that as much as I love her. America does not love me back. And as much as I want to succeed, she won’t let me. My mother brought me here when she was 27 My […]

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IYJL turns 1: Still undocumented, unafraid

In October of this year, the Immigrant Youth Justice League turned 1 year old. We recently took a look back at the last year. This is part one of the reflection. Enjoy! Part 1: Beginnings: Fighting Youth Deportations October 2009, After running out of legal options, Rigo realized he would need more than a lawyer […]

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“I named my hamster Kirk”

It has taken us a few days to recover, but today we present to you some of our member’s reactions to Senator Mark Kirk (R) being elected in Illinois: Cindy Agustín: To those that wonder why I, and many others, are so upset with tonight’s results: Our futures, our dreams, our families, and our communities […]

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Kirk: I am not leaving. Pass the DREAM Act.

10/31/10 @IYJL Tweet: #goodjob! RT @s0lireri: Got #recognized and kicked out of @kirk4senate rally trying to give him a letter to support the #dreamact #bu This is one of the letters that was going to be delivered to Congressman Kirk on Sunday at Joe’s bar by three immigrant youth who wanted to remind him how […]

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Kirk volunteer calls police on undocumented students

“There comes a time where risking arrest is just any other Thursday night. This also makes me wonder what kind of world do we live in that makes people have to risk everything just to get something that  is fundamental to all humans. Sadly, this wasn’t the first time and won’t be the last time.” […]

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Palestinian DREAMer Alaa Calls on Citizens to Vote

I wanted to share a video of Alaa , an undocumented Palestinian working on turning out the Muslim vote in Bridgeview. She spoke at the ICIRR Candidates forum on Saturday about the DREAM Act and voting. It was definitely one of the highlight moments of the forum, Frankly, it reminded me how extremely important this […]

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