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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IYJL At Three


October 2012 marks three years since a group of undocumented youth gathered at the Hull House for a meeting titled “Shout it Out.” What was to be a discussion inviting different undocumented youth to organize did not make it past introductions. That day, we shared tears, laughter, and togetherness over a conversation touching on our […]

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Six Undocumented Youth Arrested in Chicago Action Against Secure Communities

The 6 undocumented organizers who were arrested in Chicago protesting secure communities. They will be in trial on Wednesday January 11th, 2011.

UPDATE 9/18/2011: Earlier in September as a report on the program was released, 5 of the members of the commission resigned, saying that the recommendations in the report were not enough. That includes Arturo Venegas, whose resignation letter you can read here. Although the work still continues, the resignations are a direct result of the opposition and mobilization here in Chicago […]

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Drop the Charges Against Carlos Montes!

In the early morning of May 17, an armed SWAT team accompanied FBI agents as they smashed Carlos Montes’ door and raided his Los Angeles home. The agents proceeded to confiscate his computer, cell phone, and hundreds of printed and digital documents related to his forty years of activism in the Chicano and immigrant rights movements. […]

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Ireri: I’m queer. I’m undocumented. And I’m out.

In celebration of the fight for liberation of LGBTQ people commemorated in the  month of June, we will be sharing stories that show the intersections between the LGBTQ community and undocumented immigrants. This first one is from Ireri Unzueta Carrasco, IYJL organizer, speaking at “Coming Out: Queer and Undocumented.” The event took place on June 07th, […]

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UPDATE: Chicago Undocumented Youth Have Been Released

4/7 9:00 AM Update: After spending a night in jail, David Ramirez & Andrea Rosales, along with the 5 other undocumented youth, have been released  from jail! ICE visited them, but decided not to detain them. Thanks to all of you that showed your support. Don’t forget to take action and take a stand against […]

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