Immigrant Family Resource Program

Pilsen organizers hoping community won't be penalized in new census as it was in 2000

February 17, 2010

Funding cuts. Program cuts.

That’s what Pilsen residents say happened when about 55 percent of its nearly 44,000 residents didn’t fill out the 2000 Census form.

Responsible Budget Coalition Takes to the Capitol

February 16, 2010

The Responsible Budget Coalition is taking to the capitol on Wednesday to advocate on behalf of social service providers and their clients who have taken a beating over the last few years as the state Democratic leaders refuse to deal with the budget because of the perceived electoral consequences (if only we could indefinitely suspend elections--maybe then we can get some action).

Gap in funding widens gap in communication

January 26, 2010

Maximina Esteban, a Mexican immigrant in Rogers Park, has been living in the U.S. for more than 10 years, but she cannot speak any English. She cannot even count numbers.

ICIRR Joins National Push for Health Care Inclusion

October 13, 2009

Proposed Health Care Bill Excludes Legal Immigrants from Medicaid for 5 years

Adult Education Cuts Will Cost State

July 27, 2009

Budget deal falls short of federal match, could cause program closures

Chicago, Illinois – Elected officials, adult educators and learners, and other advocates led by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) are calling for Governor Quinn and the General Assembly to act responsibly to save adult education funding.  

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