Guest Post: “Five Reasons I Am Renewing DACA”

"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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A Legacy of Resistance: Thoughts on August 15

Photo Credit: Steve Pavey By Razan Abu-Hashish  Hearing that lines of hundreds of people are already forming at Navy Pier for deferred action day. Excited because close friends of mine will be coming out for the first time tomorrow. Because even though my brother won’t care to come I’m going to pick up all the […]

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IYJL Statement In Response to Deferred Action Memo Approach

In the past two months leading up to August 15th, when the application is expected to be released for undocumented youth to apply, we have seen organizations come out in support of this memorandum. The Immigrant Youth Justice League also acknowledges the concerns that other organizations and individuals have expressed in regards to the deferred […]

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