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.”


“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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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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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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Convinced of the power of organizing, thank you [A message from the Vera family]


Juan Carlos was detained at McHenry county detention center after being turned over to immigration by a human resource employee who thought she was doing her ‘civic duty.’ At court he was given a bond that the family could afford, unopposed by ICE. Below is a thank you note from his brother, and an account […]

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March is National Coming Out of the Shadows Month: Stop Deportations


Announcing National Coming Out of the Shadows month in March 2013. This year’s theme is ‘Out of the Shadows into the Streets: Deportations Will not Stop Us.” Like the facebook page here.  National Coming Out of the Shadows started in Chicago, Illinois on March 10th, 2010 when undocumented youth declared to be “undocumented and unafraid.” […]

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Press Conference & Phone Bank Urging House Reps to Pass Illinois Driver’s License Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 03, 2012 PRESS CONFERENCE AND PHONE BANKING UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH & STUDENTS URGE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS  SB 957, HIGHWAY SAFETY LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FAMILIES Phone banking organized by IYJL will follow immediately after the press conference. [Facebook Invite] [Fact Sheet] (Chicago, IL) Undocumented immigrant youth who qualify to apply for a driver’s license […]

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