62 University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty & Admin ask for Release of Dream 9

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Sixty two faculty members of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have released a letter of support for the ‘Dream 9′, including Lulu Martinez, a current UIC student and former IYJL organizer, being held at Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. Lulu Martinez intends to continue her studies upon her return. You can also read […]

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The 1.7 Million

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The Obama administration in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have made it a priority to detain and deport 1.7 million members from our communities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enacted a yearly quota of 400,000 deportations in 2010 in an attempt to surpass the 387,000 deportations from 2009. The profits made from these human transactions go […]

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Declaration of Independence from “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”


Having lived undocumented most of our lives and having seen our family members and community experience what it means to be considered “illegal” in this country, we understand the importance for legislation and a change in the immigration laws. However, the current atmosphere in Congress, focuses on militarization, criminalization, and surveillance, without addressing the real […]

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Broadview 7 Hearing Results: Undocumented Immigrants Continue to Pay

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The six undocumented DACA-eligible youth, and one undocumented mom who participated in the Broadview Detention Center blockade appeared before a hearing officer on Monday. Their action occurred one month ago as part of a national campaign against deportations. The hearing that took place concluded in a fine for each of the seven individuals. While it […]

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[Update] After Asking Obama To Stop Deportations, 12 Chicagoans Go To Trial


Chicago, IL. – Eleven undocumented immigrants and one ally, will be facing trial at Cook County Municipal Court today. They were arrested for last month during a civil disobedience demanding that President Barack Obama put an end to the separation of families by stopping deportations. The trial comes as the immigration debate in Washington DC, […]

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After Morning Civil Disobedience, Stop Deportations Rally Planned for Obama Fundraiser to Lift Up Cases of Chicagoans Facing Removal


  After Morning Civil Disobedience, Stop Deportations Rally Planned for Obama Fundraiser to Lift Up Cases of Chicagoans Facing Removal What: Not1More Deportation Rally at Obama Fundraiser When: 4:30pm, Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 Where: Hilton Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL Who: Undocumented Illinois, LOS, IYJL, CCWR, PASO, NPA, NDLON and ICIRR. Following the arrest of 12 undocumented Chicagoans and […]

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