BREAKING: 12 Chicagoans Form Human Chain Calling on President to Suspend Deportations

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On Day of President’s Visit Home, Undocumented Immigrants & Allies Block Traffic, Unfurl Banner Reading “400,000: Not1More Deportation” Recorded Live: (05.29.2013) Chicago, IL – Seated around a banner with the number 400,000, the amount of people scheduled to be deported this year under White House quota, Chicagoans mounted a morning rush hour protest to call […]

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How have you navigated the IL school system? [Survey]

I was assigned 20 hours of community service as punishment for the Georgia action and I’m slowly serving my time at ICIRR. As part of it I’ve helped make this survey. Our answers will give us a better idea of the needs of undocumented youth, and how to help shape the resources we’ve won through the Illinois Dream […]

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Free The Chicago 9: Dream Act Now!

Today, July 20th 2010, hundreds of students from around the nation gathered in our country’s capitol to lobby for the passage of the DREAM Act, including members of the Immigrant Youth Justice League. On this day, 22 DREAM students engaged in a civil action to show the Senate that it is time for the DREAM […]

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Demanding a space at the table

As one part of the “coming out of the shadows” action at Federal Plaza, IYJL has invited President Obama, Senator Durbin and Janet Napolitano to a place at our table. We undocumented youth have decided that this March 10 we will present our demands on a table. We understand the table as the most powerful […]

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Chicago students step up debate on immigration reform (Chicago Tribune)

Check out the article published by the Chicago Tribune about IYJL. It would be of great support if you could visit the Chicago Tribune site, and help respond to some of the nasty, anti-immigrant, comments that people are leaving on there. Also, take a moment to send the reporter a little thank you note, it’s […]

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Alumnos se suman a la reforma (Hoy Newspaper)

Fortalecer el camino hacia una reforma migratoria es el objetivo de la Alianza de Jóvenes para la Justicia (IYJL), un grupo de universitarios documentados e indocumentados formado inicialmente para detener la deportación del estudiante Rigoberto “Rigo” Padilla. Tras la oportunidad de posponer un año la deportación de Padilla, los estudiantes que lo apoyaron “no nos […]

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