Guest Post: “Five Reasons I Am Renewing DACA”

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“DACA is not the end to the immigration debate in this country, but it is a step in the right direction. If DACA recipients can legally work in the United States and drive without fear of getting deported, then the same should go for mothers, fathers, and other undocumented people. We need permanent relief to stop senseless deportations and to give the estimated 11 million undocumented people in this country an opportunity to pursue their American Dream without fear.”

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I Define Myself: Undocumented & Unafraid Portrait Exhibit

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Join us on Saturday June 14th at 6PM for the opening reception and panel discussion of the “I Define Myself: Undocumented & Unafraid” Portrait Project. Panelists to include: Jocelyn Munguia Fearless Undocumented Alliance), Yaxal Sobrevilla (UIC Heritage Garden), Arianna Salgado (Immigrant Youth Justice League), and Fanny López (featured in the project).

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Undocumented Activists Deplore Obama’s Decision to Delay Deportation Relief

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“Families like mine cannot wait for relief. My father could be deported in the next few months and the President continues to play political games with our lives. We will hold the President and other politicians accountable for the harm they have inflicted on our communities. We will continue to take action to demand that the President provide immediate relief from deportations,” explains Gabriela Benitez”

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Antonio at May Day: “I Am Now Telling President Obama That We Don’t Want This Change”

” I am now telling President Obama that we don’t want this change, we don’t want your hope if this is what hope and change look like. I don’t want to be afraid that I might lose another family member, a friend, a lover, and a community member tomorrow.”

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Cecilio Is Out of Detention!

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“This morning, Cecilio was supposed to be on a plane to Mexico. Instead, he’s on his way back to Aurora, Illinois to be reunited with his wife and two children.”

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Lourdes: “My Story Does Not End Here; I Am Still In Deportation Proceedings But I Am No Longer Afraid.”

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“That is the reason I am here coming out of the shadows. Because I feel my skin curling [goose bumps] and my heart breaks when thinking that my children could be left without their mother. And all of their dreams and mine will be truncated. I will not stop fighting. I will not let them separate me from my children.”

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