• Immigration: IL Advisory Committee Report Published!

    by  • January 13, 2015

    Please find below a link to the December 2014 report just issued by the Illinois State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights titled “Civil Rights Implications of Comprehensive Immigration Reform on Illinois’ Immigrant Communities.” Several AILA members and known community members gave testimony for this report. I gave testimony on LGBT issues. I am pleased to...

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    Administrative relief resource list

    by  • December 22, 2014

    Please see the attached document with updated information from the DePaul University Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic on organizations in the Chicagoland area that are or will provide direct services of some kind in relation to administrative relief. Thank you to our friend at MALDEF, Aarón Siebert-Llera, who provided us with this list. Please...

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    President Obama’s Announcement on Immigration Executive Action

    by  • November 21, 2014

    As you know, yesterday President Obama made an announcement about his Executive Action on Immigration. The President’s Executive Action will benefit more than 4 million people in the U.S. Many will be protected, but not all are included. Sooner or later you will run into someone who will be asking questions about this broad...

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    We’re not waiting for the President

    by  • November 18, 2014

    From #NOT1MORE: Right now I am at US Citizenship and Immigration Services submitting my paperwork to ask for deferred action immediately. (Find out why and sign our petition here) I’ve lived in this country for twenty years and I’m done waiting for ​the president to act.  The President has said that he’s deporting people...

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