Press Conference & Phone Bank Urging House Reps to Pass Illinois Driver’s License Bill

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 03, 2012 PRESS CONFERENCE AND PHONE BANKING UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH & STUDENTS URGE HOUSE REPRESENTATIVES TO PASS  SB 957, HIGHWAY SAFETY LEGISLATION TO PROTECT FAMILIES Phone banking organized by IYJL will follow immediately after the press conference. [Facebook Invite] [Fact Sheet] (Chicago, IL) Undocumented immigrant youth who qualify to apply for a driver’s license […]

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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 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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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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Dear A—–a,

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A letter to Alabama and the United States of America by IYJL organizer Uriel Sánchez. Dear A—–a, When the self-determination of a few are under attack, the self-determination of all are under attack. When the liberties of a few are under attack, the liberties of all under attack. From Fort Gibson to Montgomery, to the […]

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Six Undocumented Youth Arrested in Chicago Action Against Secure Communities

The 6 undocumented organizers who were arrested in Chicago protesting secure communities. They will be in trial on Wednesday January 11th, 2011.

UPDATE 9/18/2011: Earlier in September as a report on the program was released, 5 of the members of the commission resigned, saying that the recommendations in the report were not enough. That includes Arturo Venegas, whose resignation letter you can read here. Although the work still continues, the resignations are a direct result of the opposition and mobilization here in Chicago […]

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