62 University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty & Admin ask for Release of Dream 9

Sixty two faculty members of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have released a letter of support for the ‘Dream 9′, including Lulu Martinez, a current UIC student and former IYJL organizer, being held at Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. Lulu Martinez intends to continue her studies upon her return. You can also read […]

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IYJL Statement In Response to Deferred Action Memo Approach

In the past two months leading up to August 15th, when the application is expected to be released for undocumented youth to apply, we have seen organizations come out in support of this memorandum. The Immigrant Youth Justice League also acknowledges the concerns that other organizations and individuals have expressed in regards to the deferred […]

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We’re not cute. We’re organized.

On Wednesday IYJL posted the following quote from the National Public Radio (NPR) article A new generation of Dreamers Goes Public: “‎I think we got special treatment. Trying to deport us probably would have caused too much of an uproar,” says David Ramírez of Chicago, who was among those arrested in Atlanta. “It was calling the government’s bluff, […]

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