Press Room

The 7th National Latino Congreso concludes in Chicago - Delegates adopt multiple resolutions reflective of the political agenda of the nation’s Latino community

May 19, 2012

Chicago, IL—May 19, 2012—The 7th annual National Latino Congreso, the first held outside the Southwestern United States, concluded this afternoon in Chicago at the Arturo Velazquez Institute.

National Latino Leaders Critical of Local Democrats for Stance on Private Prisons

May 18, 2012

ICIRR’s executive director Lawrence Benito calls on Representative Anthony Deluca, Representative Emily McAsey and Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow to stand behind SB 1064

ICIRR Statement on Commitment to Electoral Integrity

May 04, 2012

The following is a statement by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR):

Latest "Secure Communities" Change Fails to Solve Programs Fundamental Flaws

April 28, 2012

The following is a statement by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR):

ICIRR Urges Supreme Court to Strike Down Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

April 25, 2012

Today, the Supreme Court hears arguments on the constitutionality of Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070.

Elected Officials, Community Leaders Tell Corrections Corporation of America: Illinois is NOT Arizona

April 23, 2012

As CCA-backed Arizona immigration law comes before US Supreme Court, leaders protest CCA plans to build in Crete

Campaign Against Private Immigration Jail Takes Major Step Forward

March 28, 2012

Today, the Illinois Senate passed  SB 1064, Senator Antonio Munoz’s bill to bar the State, counties, and municipalities from contracting with private companies to run civil detention centers.  SB 1064 passed the Illinois Senate by a vote of 34-17.  This bill would block an immigration detention cent

Budget Maintains State Commitment for the Immigrant Community

February 22, 2012

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) is pleased with the proposed budget that Governor Pat Quinn announced today.   This budget announcement shows that Governor Quinn will continue his commitment to help immigrants succeed in our country.

Chicago Police Violating Sanctuary Ordinance by Cooperating with ICE

February 17, 2012

54 Year-old Cameroonian Mother, Asylum Seeker in ICE custody awaiting deportation