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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Every Day, People Fight and Die For what They Believe In

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Not only is Ruth Gomberg Muñoz an amazing anthropologist, activist, and professor – she is an amazing friend and mentor and ally. She has taught classes such as “Undocumented Labor Migrations” at UIC [where we met!] and has published an ethnography titled, “Labor and Legality” which focuses on undocumented immigrants who work as busboys at […]

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Deferred Action Forgets About Our Parents

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It was a cold October night and I had just come from school. The house was silent. And the only sound came from children playing and laughing outside. As I enter my house I could see my family was gathering around someone. One of my uncles came up to me and told me that my grandmother passed away. And […]

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Undocumented Residents of DuPage Come Out of the Shadows in Front of Addison Village Hall

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For the  first time in the  Village of Addison  undocumented  residents of DuPage county will declare themselves ‘undocumented and unafraid.’ This event is part of a series of actions during March, National Coming Out of the Shadows month. The month is being led by a new collective of undocumented, immigrants calling themselves ‘Undocumented Illinois,’ and […]

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Chicago Coming Out of the Shadows Rally, Sunday March 10th, 1pm

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On Sunday March 10th, we will be holding our fourth National Coming Out of the Shadows Day: Out of the Shadows Into the Streets. We will be meeting at Federal Plaza at 12:30 PM for pre-rally music with Quinto Imperio, poetry, and drum performance by the Korean American Resource Center. At 1pm we will be […]

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[Press Release] Urging ‘Coming Out of the Shadows’ Strategy Against Record-Number Deportations

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Undocumented immigrant youth from Chicago and suburbs speak about the need for people in deportation proceedings to make their case public as a way to fight individual deportation and detention cases, and to bring attention to the stories of the families being affected by federal enforcement policies in Illinois. WHAT: Press conference with undocumented youth, […]

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