Treatment NOT Deportation: Vigil for Yanelli Hernandez

On Wednesday January 25th Yanelli was given an order of deportation from an immigration judge. She is currently scheduled to be deported on Tuesday, January 31st. A national effort has been launched to bring attention to Yanelli’s plight (http://bit.ly/dreamsuicide); over 4,000 supporters have signed onto a national petition demanding she be reunited with her family. […]

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Closing of Chicago Clinics Affects Undocumented Immigrants

Members of the Immigrant Youth Justice League have been supporting the movement against the closing of mental health clinics in Chicago. This blog was written by Xanat Sobrevilla and Sean McClellan, two IYJL organizers. For more information and to get involved visit stopchicago.org or send an email to mentalhealthmovement@gmail.com. When you have mental health you […]

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Panel on Mental Health Implications of Being Undocumented

Last year as the vote for the DREAM Act approached, IYJL members organized a Coming Out Event talking about how being undocumented affects our mental health. We invite you to listen to the stories like the one above and consider coming to the panel A DREAM Deferred, exploring the mental health implications of being undocumented—urging educators, counselors, […]

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