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ICIRR Praises Massachusetts Rejection of “Secure Communities”

June 06, 2011

MA Becomes Third State to Say No to Immigration Dragnet Program

ICIRR Commemorates 25th Anniversary

June 02, 2011

ICIRR Commemorates 25th Anniversary with 2 events:

Swear in Ceremony of 50 brand new US citizens with USCIS Director Mayorkas and a celebration with hundreds including Sen. Durbin

ICIRR Praises New York Suspension from “Secure Communities”

June 01, 2011

Empire State Joins Illinois in Saying No to Immigration Dragnets

Today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he is temporarily suspending New York State’s participation in the federal “Secure Communities” program.  On May 4, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn notified US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that Illinois is withdrawing from the program.

IL HOUSE PASSES ILLINOIS DREAM ACT ON A BIPARTISAN VOTE

May 30, 2011

ICIRR applauds both parties for supporting education for children of immigrants brought here without legal status by their parents

Immigrant Youths Announce 36-Hour Vigil at the State Capitol

May 30, 2011

As SB 2185 stalls in the IL House of Representatives…

Immigrant Youths Announce 36-Hour Vigil at the State Capitol

Passage of the Illinois DREAM Act Rests in Speaker's Hands

Il. HOUSE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE PASSES ILLINOIS DREAM ACT ON A PARTY LINE VOTE OF 7-4

May 24, 2011

ICIRR urges Republicans to support education for immigrant youth

Obama Speech on Immigration: Rhetoric Good, Action Incomplete

May 10, 2011

Speaking in El Paso, Texas, this afternoon, President Barack Obama discussed the need to fix our country’s immigration system, but failed to announce any measures to immediately help immigrant families and youths at risk of deportation. The following is the statement of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR):

ILLINOIS HOUSE PASSES DEPORTATION PROGRAM OPT-OUT BILL

May 06, 2011

ICIRR Responds to Immigration Enforcement Director Morton: “Illinois is Not Libya”

1500 Rally for the Illinois DREAM Act

April 30, 2011

IL Senate President Cullerton, IL House Speaker Madigan Join to Support Access to Education for Undocumented Youth and Smart Enforcement to Keep Families Together

Rally para los Nuevos Americanos

April 25, 2011

El Senador Durbin, el Presidente del Senado Estatal John Cullerton, y el Presidente de la Cámara de Representantes Estatal Michael Madigan se unirán a líderes religiosos, de negocios, jóvenes e inmigrantes en el “Rally para los Nuevos Americanos”

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