This is our moment


The Illinois Dream Act was signed into law on Monday August 1st, 2011 by Governor Pat Quinn. As part of the ceremony of this historic event, Arianna Salgado spoke about her own experience as an undocumented student and as part of the team of organizers that made the IL Dream Act a reality. Below is […]

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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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Illinois Dream Act: The Facts

Update: The Illinois Dream Act was signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn on Monday August 1st, 2011. The ceremony took place in Chicago’s Benito Juarez High School, on the anniversary of the introduction of the federal legislation, also known as the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act. This legislation makes Illinois […]

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Our first legislative victory: The Inside Story

By Carla Navoa, IYJL Organizer Editor’s Note: On Monday May 31st the state house voted in favor of passing the Illinois Dream Act (SB 2185), soon to be signed into law. At no tax-payer cost, this bill would create a private scholarship fund for undocumented students, provide trainings for school counselors on opportunities for immigrant […]

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Last Push for the IL Dream Act

Update 5/30:  The Illinois Dream Act passed with 60 votes in favor. To be signed by the governor into law within the next few weeks. Look out for a new blog soon! Update 5/28: We are still working on getting some votes from key legislators for the bill. The IL Dream Act could be called up […]

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