A 21-year-old recent college graduate discusses their experience as an undocumented immigrant, and the implications of the DREAM Act for them and their family.
Later today the Illinois DREAM Act (SB2185) will go to committee for a vote. If passed it could be voted in the House floor as early as tomorrow. Tell your state representative to support the Illinois DREAM Act!
Join CAIR-Chicago and other organizations as we participate in the New Americans Rally on Saturday, April 30th. This is an event that is taking place statewide and a part of the “One Nation, One Dream” Agenda.
The DREAM Act is finally being put to a vote in the Senate TOMORROW, and it’s going to be a very close vote.
Our IL. Senator, Mark Kirk, is saying he will vote NO on the bill. That is why you must contact him and demand he do what is right for America. Demand that he vote YES.
The Illinois Coalition on Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is hosting a planning meeting for the upcoming Deportations 101 Conference. At this meeting, the ICIRR will provide logistical details, offer a forum for feedback on strategies and the conference curriculum, discuss the latest government policies and issues facing affected families, as well as a discussion of strategies to use the conference as an advocacy and organizing tool.
October 16th marked Immigration Democracy Day for voters and volunteers. Asian, Latino, Polish, Muslim residents and their supporters learned about political participation, heard from their future leaders, and finally, put knowledge into action by early voting.
The immigrant community is at a crucial crossroads in Illinois. This year we will elect a new Governor and Senator to our state- two offices that have very important authority over immigration and fiscal resources for the immigrant community. Join us for Immigrant Democracy Day and cast your early vote!
CAIR-Chicago Staff Attorney Kevin Vodak discusses the absurdity of proposed legislation aimed at limiting citizenship rights.
Civil Rights Director Christina Abraham gave a lecture on the Patriot Act and other national security policies to students at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Abraham discussed how these laws have affected Muslims in America particularly regarding immigration, travel, and relations with law enforcement.
“RefugeeOne welcomes those who were dispossessed and displaced under life-threatening circumstances home to Chicago,” said Ahmed Rehab, RefugeeOne Vice-Chairman. “It’s a multi-faith, diverse organization that seeks to put our common values into action: respect and dignity for all human beings, and service to those most in need of our help.”
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