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


“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


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


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


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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Press Conference & Phone Bank Urging House Reps to Pass Illinois Driver’s License Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 03, 2012 PRESS CONFERENCE AND PHONE BANKING UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH & STUDENTS URGE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS  SB 957, HIGHWAY SAFETY LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FAMILIES Phone banking organized by IYJL will follow immediately after the press conference. [Facebook Invite] [Fact Sheet] (Chicago, IL) Undocumented immigrant youth who qualify to apply for a driver’s license […]

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