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

December 05, 2011

December 5, 2011
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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.

ICIRR: DHS Changes to "Secure Communities” Fall Far Short

June 17, 2011

Advocates Urge President Obama to stop cruel deportations of families and youths

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.

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