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No More Guantanamos!

Guantanamo Bay has come to represent an unthinkable level of state violence gone global, where laws are suspended and “exceptional” rules are used to justify torture and degradation by the state. As people committed to social justice, we join our … Continue reading

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The New Housing Boom: “Secure” Housing of Immigrants

by Rozalinda Borcila and Daniel Carrillo (This is the shorter version of a text in AREA Chicago #13: Housing, published in March 2013) Immigrant detention and the forced removal of “undesirable” migrants are part of a long history of federal, … Continue reading

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Resist the Joliet Detention Center / En contra del centro de detención

Sunday, December 2, 4:00PM The Mission: 3442 W 26th St Chicago IL 60623 [Español Abajo] Dear friends For many months we fought  to stop the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from building a prison for immigrants in Crete. This was … Continue reading

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Why we cannot win in court

The judge decided not to order Jose’s deportation. In a daze, we got out our cellphones to send updates — but what can we call this? A victory? As we left a building full of people with no lawyers, no … Continue reading

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When Solidarity = Complicity

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No Name Collective on Deferred Action

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ICIRR Staff Harassed and Calls Chicago Police on Undocumented Activist during “Dream Relief Day”

(Republished on 6/25/2018 – Originally released to media on 8/17/2012) For Immediate Release August 17, 2012 Press contacts: José Herrera, 773-632-9992 Jesús Guillén, 773-297-3019 MoratoriumOnDeportations@gmail.com Immigrant Rights Activists and Members of Moratorium on Deportations Campaign were Harassed by the Illinois … Continue reading

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Knowledge is Power – Defer the Bullshit!

[Para ver video en español aga CLICK aqui] Risks and Lies in Obama’s “Deferred Action for Undocumented Youth” “Defer the Bullshit” is our ongoing effort to resist the propaganda around the Obama Administration’s new Deferred Action campaign for undocumented youth. … Continue reading

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Defer the Bullshit – An Info-Session on Deferred Action

~~Español Abajo~~ WHEN: Sunday, August 5th , 4:00PM WHERE: 3442 W. 26th St. Chicago IL – Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission *this info-session does not offer legal advice* On June 15, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano released a memo … Continue reading

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There will be NO immigrant prison in Crete IL

June 12, 2012 Dear friends, After months of struggle, plans to build a new immigrant prison in Crete were defeated. There will be NO immigrant prison in Crete IL. We are amazed and inspired by the grass roots organizing that … Continue reading

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SHUT DOWN I.C.E.- CONTINUES March to ICE Headquarters!

SHUT DOWN I.C.E. – No dialogue with state terror! May 21, 3:30 PM- Union Park, Chicago IL Celebrate People Power Over State Violence!  3:30 PM – Gather in Union Park, (W. Lake & N. Ashland) Off the Green and Pink … Continue reading

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Immigrants walk to Crete – A 3 day Walk

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