Deferred Action Forgets About Our Parents


It was a cold October night and I had just come from school. The house was silent. And the only sound came from children playing and laughing outside. As I enter my house I could see my family was gathering around someone. One of my uncles came up to me and told me that my grandmother passed away. And […]

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Chicago Coming Out of the Shadows Rally, Sunday March 10th, 1pm

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On Sunday March 10th, we will be holding our fourth National Coming Out of the Shadows Day: Out of the Shadows Into the Streets. We will be meeting at Federal Plaza at 12:30 PM for pre-rally music with Quinto Imperio, poetry, and drum performance by the Korean American Resource Center. At 1pm we will be […]

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IYJL Mom Introduces Durbin With Speech on Civil Disobedience

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Speech from IYJL mom Rosi Carrasco, who introduced Senator Durbin at the February 4th Uniting America Immigrant Integration Summit, hosted by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR). Rosi’s family, Ireri, Tania, and Martin have all been arrested as part of civil disobediences organized by the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) and the […]

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Chicago Undocumented Worker and Parent Arrested in Alabama Civil Disobedience

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2011 Martin Unzueta, long-time Chicago community organizer and parent participated in a civil disobedience in Montgomery, Alabama. He was arrested along with 3 other undocumented parents, and 10 undocumented youth protesting the increasing criminalization of immigrants. What: A press conference by Chicago undocumented youth and other community members, in solidarity […]

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David’s Parents Proud of Civil Disobedience, Ask Community Support

David Ramires, 22, is one of 7 undocumented activists who were arrested protesting a ban of undocumented youth from the top 5 public universities in Georgia. He is an IYJL organizer and a senior at Dominican University in Chicago, Illinois. His parents released this statement: We are David’s parents. He’s one of the undocumented youth […]

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Words from a DREAM Act mom

This speech was given by Rosi Carrasco, the mom of two Chicago dreamers at the National DREAM Act Graduation on July 20th, 2010 in Washington D.C. Ireri and Tania, her two daughters were arrested later that day as part of the civil disobedience action for the DREAM Act. Good afternoon. I am proud to be in front […]

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