Lissette: “It’s Clear That All I Did Was Stand- Or In This Case Lie- In Solidarity.”

I decided to engage in an act of civil disobedience outside of the Broadview Detention Center out of a desire to stand in solidarity with those most directly affected by our immigration system. Nobody should be subjected to the unimaginable suffering and anxiety which thousands of individuals and families are forced to endure, and, finally, because I can; as a citizen and as someone who enjoys the arbitrary advantage of citizenship, I’m in position of great privilege. Privilege demands action!

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“Isn’t This Country All About Immigrants”

Ed. note: I recently found this written piece under a “drafts” folder. I contacted Yazmin and asked for permission to post it. The original published or updated date was on June 22, 2010. All language has been left unchanged. I sincerely apologize for IYJL not publishing it earlier. Our website is ours to share and […]

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Cecilio Is Out of Detention!

"This morning, Cecilio was supposed to be on a plane to Mexico. Instead, he’s on his way back to Aurora, Illinois to be reunited with his wife and two children."

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