Marcela: “Our Families Should Not Be Separated & For Those Who Already Have Been, You Are Not Forgotten”

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“And because politicians will not listen to our needs, because they neglect us, our families and our communities we need to take matters into our own hands. Our families should not be separated and for those who already have been, you are not forgotten, you are also part of this struggle. Luis Manuel, Miguel Angel and Cecilia Corona, we need you home, let’s bring you home.”

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Anibal: “Quiero Quedarme Con Mi Hijo. Quiero Darle Lo Mejor.”

“Quiero quedarme con mi hijo. Quiero darle lo mejor. Todo lo que quiero y tengo es estar aquí. Por eso quiero que paren las deportaciones y dejen de separar familias. 2 millones son demasiados! Ni una deportación mas!”

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Chicago Man in Deportation Seeks Rule Change from DHS to Suspend Deportations, Agency Required to Respond


The “Si Se Puede” Filing Provides Authoritative Legal Evidence of Obama Administration’s Ability to Expand Deferred Action, Grant Relief to Future Beneficiaries of Immigration Reform The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and a group of undocumented people facing the threat of deportation, including Chicago resident Anibal Fuentes Aguilar, are using a little known provision of the […]

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Albany Park Father Appeals for Discretion in His January 31st Deportation Order Stemming from Mistaken Immigration Raid at His Apartment Building

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Albany Park Father Appeals for Discretion in his January 31st Deportation Order Stemming from Mistaken Immigration Raid at His Apartment Building Since the fall, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has conducted at least four raids at the same Albany Park apartment building according to its tenants. On December 6th, 2013 immigration agents wearing vests marked “police” […]

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How a middle-aged professor came to participate in a civil disobedience action to stop a deportation bus


As I woke at 5:30 in the morning  to get dressed I remembered all the instructions:  no contacts in case the cops use pepper mace; no shoe laces, lacy accessories or jewelry that will be removed in jail; be prepared for a strip search and to have your glasses removed while you are detained.  The […]

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Families of Immigrants To Be Deported Tuesday Urge ICE for One Last Chance, Ask President Obama to Expand Low-Priority Categories To Include People Who Were Previously Deported


WHAT: Octavio Nava Carrera and Brigido Acosta Luis, likely to be deported on Tuesday, are considered “high priority” for deportation for reuniting with their families after being deported in the past, a category which President Obama has the power to change.  Their families, undocumented immigrants previously deported, and advocates will be speaking at a press […]

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