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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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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Viviana: I want my Queer and Undocumented to be friends

Today after 10 years i finally remembered the first time i was attracted to a girl. She was a boyish Russian gymnast compeating in the 2000 sydney Olympics. I would stay up to 2 am to watch her do her twirls. I remember feeling so confused about her, and I suppressed that feeling for 10 years of my […]

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