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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

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    For more information, contact: (phone numbers are not for publication)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

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