Bios of the 12 Chicagoans Arrested Calling on the President to Stop Deportations


1. Stephanie Camba was born in Quezon City, Philippines in 1990. Her family left the Philippines for the Marshall Islands in groups, starting with her grandparents, older sister and aunt. In 1991, Stephanie and her mom joined her remaining family members in search of better economic opportunities. Stephanie’s family naturalized after 10 years in the […]

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BREAKING: 12 Chicagoans Form Human Chain Calling on President to Suspend Deportations

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On Day of President’s Visit Home, Undocumented Immigrants & Allies Block Traffic, Unfurl Banner Reading “400,000: Not1More Deportation” Recorded Live: (05.29.2013) Chicago, IL – Seated around a banner with the number 400,000, the amount of people scheduled to be deported this year under White House quota, Chicagoans mounted a morning rush hour protest to call […]

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Undocumented Youth Insist Senator Durbin Can Take A Stance on Suspension of Deportations

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Tuesday May 14th, six undocumented DACA-elegible youth, and one undocumented mom took over the street in front of the Broadview Detention Center urging for elected officials to take a stance in favor of a suspension of deportations as a first step to comprehensive immigration reform. In Illinois, we believe part of the strategy is to aks our […]

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Illinois Father Without Criminal Record Faces Deportation After Traffic Stop

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Octavio came to the United States at 17, fleeing abuse from his father in Guanajuato, Mexico in 1985. In early April, he had parked outside his house, when police drove up to his car, and told him that he had run a stop sign two blocks back. Octavio told the officer that he could not […]

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The Seven Sitting Down to Stop Deportations At Broadview Detention Center


A group of seven undocumented immigrants from Illinois sat down blocking the doors to the Broadview Detention Facility, linking arms together using pipes, chains, and locks. They were protesting the record-high deportations under President Obama, and the lack of leadership from Illinois representatives to call for a suspension of these deportations. Ma. del Socorro Martinez […]

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Seven Undocumented Illinois Immigrants Block Broadview Detention Center Road with Locks and Chains Calling for Suspension of Deportations


Group asked Illinois supporters to call on Senator Durbin (D-IL) to urge the President and the Department of Homeland Security to suspend deportations as a first step to comprehensive and humane immigration reform. The ask comes a day after a group of national organizations published a letter to President Obama to take similar actions. (Chicago, […]

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