Tag: Immigrant Youth Justice League

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 »

Fear, mistrust linger in immigrant neighborhood after weekend raid of South Side flea market

Fear, mistrust linger in immigrant neighborhood after weekend raid of South Side flea market
Days after a Saturday morning Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at a popular flea market, immigrant rights advocates are calling for an end to federal operations in their neighborhoods that they say only incite fear – and could make immigrants mistrustful of immigration reform. At 10:30 a.m. on June 29, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland... Read more »

Immigration activists arrested during Secure Communities protest

Immigration activists arrested during Secure Communities protest
During an emotional and heated public hearing, aimed at giving feedback about the controversial Secure Communities program, dozens of activists walked out to block West Washington Street and an exit ramp from I-94 freeway. “Stop the lies and terminate the program,” immigration activists and supporters chanted as they walked out of the hall, where the... Read more »
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