Declaration of Independence from “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

Having lived undocumented most of our lives and having seen our family members and community experience what it means to be considered “illegal” in this country, we understand the importance for legislation and a change in the immigration laws. However, the current atmosphere in Congress, focuses on militarization, criminalization, and surveillance, without addressing the real […]

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BREAKING: 12 Chicagoans Form Human Chain Calling on President to Suspend Deportations

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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[Press Release] Urging ‘Coming Out of the Shadows’ Strategy Against Record-Number Deportations

Undocumented immigrant youth from Chicago and suburbs speak about the need for people in deportation proceedings to make their case public as a way to fight individual deportation and detention cases, and to bring attention to the stories of the families being affected by federal enforcement policies in Illinois. WHAT: Press conference with undocumented youth, […]

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