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Chicago Police Violating Sanctuary Ordinance by Cooperating with ICE

February 17, 2012

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

Unprecedented Roster of Elected Officials Demonstrate Commitment to Immigrant Community

February 05, 2012

Chicago, IL

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  • Leaders of Immigrant Community Urge Candidates to Refuse Support of Extremist Groups

    January 13, 2012

    Candidates asked to sign “No Hate in the Debate” Pledge

    ICIRR Praises White House Action to Keep Families Together

    January 06, 2012

    Family Unity Waiver Would Simplify Process for Close Relatives of US Citizens to Gain Legal Status

    ICIRR Commends Mayor Emanuel for Naming Adolfo Hernandez First Director of Office of New Americans

    December 05, 2011

    December 5, 2011
    For more information, contact: (phone numbers are not for publication)
    Lawrence Benito, 312.735.5310 (mobile)
    Mayor Emanuel Affirms Campaign Commitment to Immigrant Community by Staffing this Important New Office

    ICIRR Praises DHS Move to Refocus Enforcement

    August 18, 2011

    Enable Hardworking Students and Relatives to Stay

    Today, the US Department of Homeland Security announced its plans to review its pending deportation caseload to refocus its enforcement work.

    ICE v. Illinois: Rogue Agency Blocks State Exit from "Secure Communities" Dragnet Program

    August 05, 2011

    Federal Government Runs Roughshod Over States and Immigrant Communities

    Governor Pat Quinn Signs IL Dream Act

    August 01, 2011

    New law will provide private funds and other resources for qualified immigrant youths to attend college

    ICIRR Applauds Mayor Emanuel for Launching the First Office of New Americans in Chicago’s History

    July 19, 2011

    Today, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched the Office of New Americans.  This new office is based on an idea developed by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and presented to Emanuel’s team at the beginning of his Mayoral campaign.

    ICIRR Applauds Senator Menendez for Introducing the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011”

    June 23, 2011

    Yesterday, US Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Harry Reid (D-NV), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), John Kerry (D-MA), and Patty Murray (D-WA) introduced the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011,” a bill that seeks to fix a system that has been broken for far too long.

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