Posts tagged "AILA"

Immigrant activists put lives on the line to spotlight deportations

Immigrant activists put lives on the line to spotlight deportations
Three young immigrants are risking their lives in the United States to bring attention to an issue they say has gotten woefully little play in the immigration debate – deportations. As part of a campaign called Bring Them Home, led by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance, a trio of undocumented U.S.-based activists, including Chicago-based Lulu Martinez,... Read more »

Undocumented Life: A year in, only a handful of immigrants benefit from 'prosecutorial discretion'

Sebastian Pineda talks about his deportation case in his Little Village home.
Sebastian Pineda sits quietly on the wooden bench, staring at the dingy white wall and at times glancing at the mother of his two boys. He’s patiently waiting, even hopeful. His wife sits inches away, sobbing uncontrollably. She too is waiting. It’s clear she’s less hopeful. The couple is in the administrative court in Chicago... Read more »