María: “Como Madre Yo Pido Que Paren Las Separaciones De Familias”


“Él no quería que el día en que lo iban a deportar llegara. Quería que no pasaran las horas. Yo sentía que mi corazón se desgarraba. El día en que lo deportaron no pude abrazarlo por última vez. Yo tenía miedo que regresara a México, un país desconocido. El llego sin identificación y si un hogar a donde llegar. Desde que llego a México no ha podido encontrar trabajo y un hogar estable.”

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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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Shutdown ICE: Arizona


October 14, Eloy Detention Center courtesy of NDLON Yesterday multiple community members and national organizations participated in back-to-back actions in Phoenix, AZ, aimed at shutting down Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). Early in the morning, community members from across the country were successful in chaining themselves in front of the Eloy Detention Center, blockading the road […]

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Durbin’s Staff Asks Security to Escort Octavio’s Mom Our of Office [Video]


Senator Durbin is supportive of immigration reform, but has not been so helpful when we are trying to keep families together. While his staff has called ICE to inquire about the status of Octavio’s case, he has not taken any other action. On Monday, Octavio’s mom went to his office to ask for a letter […]

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IYJL On Deferred Action Application: What’s Next?


Photo Courtesy of: Photo Credit: Steve Pavey/The NIYA IYJL Statement On Deferred Action Application: What’s Next? The Immigrant Youth Justice League commends the Department of Homeland Security for doing its job on releasing the applications on time. We hope that the implementation of deferred action will not fall on deaf ears and that each case […]

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Yanelli Was Deported. Now What?


Yanelli was deported today and many people are asking, “Now what?” For those of us who care, this was a tragic and sad situation. Unfortunately, there are many more undocumented youth who are battling with depression and other mental health issues. Many of us are currently in deportation proceedings or have already been deported like […]

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