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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Arianna: Determined to fight for dignity and the right to be here

This week we are publishing the stories told by undocumented immigrant youth on March 10th, 2011 in Chicago, as part of our second annual National Coming Out of the Shadows rally. In our second post, we hear from Arianna, a high school student and an organizer with Nuestra Voz, a youth-led immigrant rights group in […]

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15,000 calls could make DREAM Act a reality

“These eight days will decide the rest of our lives,” words from Reyna Wences, member of IYJL and a national leader in the DREAM Act movement, at this morning’s press conference. Well, it’s Friday, and we now have 7. We are working with groups nationally to push our legislators to vote “yes” on the DREAM […]

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