Guest Post: “Five Reasons I Am Renewing DACA”

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“DACA is not the end to the immigration debate in this country, but it is a step in the right direction. If DACA recipients can legally work in the United States and drive without fear of getting deported, then the same should go for mothers, fathers, and other undocumented people. We need permanent relief to stop senseless deportations and to give the estimated 11 million undocumented people in this country an opportunity to pursue their American Dream without fear.”

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Antonio: “We Need To Stand Up And Organize!”

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“We can’t keep waiting for politicians or for others to change these unfair policies and just like we need to change the immigration laws nationally, we also need to stand up to IIT’s administration and tell them that we are here, we are IIT, we are IIT’s future and we won’t hide anymore. We need to stand up and organize. My name is Antonio Gutierrez, I’m undocumented, queer, and I am IIT.”

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

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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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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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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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[Press Release] Undocumented Immigrant Organizers & Students Gather to Watch Obama Announcement Immigration Reform

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Event participants will address the need for federal changes, and offer criticism of the focus on harsh punitive measures so far released in immigration reform proposals.  WHAT: Members of immigrant rights community groups, including the Immigrant Youth Justice League, will be gathering to watch and respond to President Obama’s plans on comprehensive immigration reform. Some […]

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