[Press Release] Undocumented Immigrant Organizers & Students Gather to Watch Obama Announcement Immigration Reform

Event participants will address the need for federal changes, and offer criticism of the focus on harsh punitive measures so far released in immigration reform proposals.  WHAT: Members of immigrant rights community groups, including the Immigrant Youth Justice League, will be gathering to watch and respond to President Obama’s plans on comprehensive immigration reform. Some […]

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When family makes all the difference

  Editor’s Note: This is Lulu’s last week in Chicago, as she is packing up and moving to Atlanta, Georgia. She will be working with local community organizations supporting undocumented youth organizing in the state. We thank her for her contributions, and are excited for the opportunities ahead. My name is Lulu and I’m undocumented. […]

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We’re not cute. We’re organized.

On Wednesday IYJL posted the following quote from the National Public Radio (NPR) article A new generation of Dreamers Goes Public: “‎I think we got special treatment. Trying to deport us probably would have caused too much of an uproar,” says David Ramírez of Chicago, who was among those arrested in Atlanta. “It was calling the government’s bluff, […]

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