Chicago Man in Deportation Seeks Rule Change from DHS to Suspend Deportations, Agency Required to Respond


The “Si Se Puede” Filing Provides Authoritative Legal Evidence of Obama Administration’s Ability to Expand Deferred Action, Grant Relief to Future Beneficiaries of Immigration Reform The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and a group of undocumented people facing the threat of deportation, including Chicago resident Anibal Fuentes Aguilar, are using a little known provision of the […]

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Albany Park Father Appeals for Discretion in His January 31st Deportation Order Stemming from Mistaken Immigration Raid at His Apartment Building

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Albany Park Father Appeals for Discretion in his January 31st Deportation Order Stemming from Mistaken Immigration Raid at His Apartment Building Since the fall, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has conducted at least four raids at the same Albany Park apartment building according to its tenants. On December 6th, 2013 immigration agents wearing vests marked “police” […]

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[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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[Press Release] Illinois Families Separated by Deportation Ask President Obama for Moratorium

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Today more than 500 people faced Chicago winter to let president Obama know that there needs to be a stop to deportations. On the first day of his second-term inauguration, families that have been broken up by deportation spoke publicly at Federal Plaza, telling their stories and calling for a moratorium. The families who shared […]

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IYJL On Deferred Action Application: What’s Next?


Photo Courtesy of: Photo Credit: Steve Pavey/The NIYA IYJL Statement On Deferred Action Application: What’s Next? The Immigrant Youth Justice League commends the Department of Homeland Security for doing its job on releasing the applications on time. We hope that the implementation of deferred action will not fall on deaf ears and that each case […]

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We have a long way to go, but together we will succeed!

My name is Fanny and I am undocumented. My sister, my mother and I crossed the border 10 years ago and we reunited with my father after being separated for almost three years. I went to Fenton High School in Bensenville, IL and last year I graduated from Dominican University.  Not being eligible for work, […]

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