Sara: “We All Have The Right To Be Here Without Living In Constant Fear. We have The Right To Live With Dignity. We Have The Right To Exist.”

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“So when a community member is detained, it is a personal attack on me. I will not sit back and continue to watch families be destroyed and separated. We all have the right to be here without living in constant fear. We have the right to live with dignity. We have the right to exist.”

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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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Albany Park Father Appeals for Discretion in His January 31st Deportation Order Stemming from Mistaken Immigration Raid at His Apartment Building

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Albany Park Father Appeals for Discretion in his January 31st Deportation Order Stemming from Mistaken Immigration Raid at His Apartment Building Since the fall, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has conducted at least four raids at the same Albany Park apartment building according to its tenants. On December 6th, 2013 immigration agents wearing vests marked “police” […]

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How a middle-aged professor came to participate in a civil disobedience action to stop a deportation bus

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As I woke at 5:30 in the morning  to get dressed I remembered all the instructions:  no contacts in case the cops use pepper mace; no shoe laces, lacy accessories or jewelry that will be removed in jail; be prepared for a strip search and to have your glasses removed while you are detained.  The […]

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Families of Immigrants To Be Deported Tuesday Urge ICE for One Last Chance, Ask President Obama to Expand Low-Priority Categories To Include People Who Were Previously Deported

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WHAT: Octavio Nava Carrera and Brigido Acosta Luis, likely to be deported on Tuesday, are considered “high priority” for deportation for reuniting with their families after being deported in the past, a category which President Obama has the power to change.  Their families, undocumented immigrants previously deported, and advocates will be speaking at a press […]

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Relief from Deportation: Honoring U.S. Veterans and their Undocumented Families through Parole-in-Place

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 “So, why are you still undocumented?” That was the question that I got from most people because they could not believe that an Army wife was struggling to get a green card. After all, it is expected that being married to a U.S. citizen should grant you legal status automatically, even more if your spouse […]

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