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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

In my mailbox

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

We need your help.

Today 20 courageous undocumented youth, including 9 from Chicago, are risking arrest and deportation to stage sit-ins at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. in order to urge congressional leadership to win a path to citizenship through the DREAM Act, and to push for immigration reform.

Six students have already been arrested!

Among those youth risking deportation are 10 from Chicago. Ireri Unzueta, Nico Gonzalez, Reyna Wences, Edy Dominguez, Lulu Martinez, Uriel Sanchez, David Morales, Jesus Morales, and Tania Unzueta are the Chicago courageous students that need your support.

Congressman Mark Kirk is a candidate for U.S. Senate. His website says nothing on immigration reform and he is not a co-sponsor of the DREAM Act. Please show your support for these brave youth by asking Congressman Kirk to stand up for immigration solutions. For more ways to help these courageous youth please visit the website of the Immigrant Youth Justice League at www.ijyl.org. Change takes courage, and these immigrant youth have courage.

Please urge Congressman Kirk to have the courage to stand up for immigration solutions!

At least 65,000 undocumented immigrant youth graduate from high schools every year, and many of them struggle to attend institutes of higher education and the military. The DREAM Act will grant youth who traveled to the United States before the age of 16 a path to citizenship contingent on continuous presence in the country, good behavior, and the attainment of at least a two-year university degree or a two-year commitment to the armed forces. It’s prime sponsor is Illinois Senator Dick Durbin.

We ask that you stand with these youth as they fight for their lives.

Short Bio of the youth risking arrest and deportation:


Ireri Unzueta
Chicago, Illinois
Graduate of University of Illinois, Chicago
Immigrant Youth Justice League
Reyna Wences
Chicago, Illinois
University of Illinois
Immigrant Youth Justice League
Aspires to be a university professor
Nicolas Gonzalez
Chicago, Illinois
Immigrant Youth Justice League
David Morales
Chicago, Illinois
Graduate of Harold Washington College
Immigrant Youth Justice League
Aspires to be a biomedical engineer
Edy Dominguez
Jesus Morales
Chicago, Illinois
Immigrant Youth Justice League
Lulu Martinez
Chicago, Illinois
Currently at Harold Washington College, hopes to pursue Latino/a studies and Journalism at DePaul University
Immigrant Youth Justice League
Uriel Sanchez
Chicago, Illinois
Immigrant Youth Justice League
Tania Unzueta
Chicago, Illinois
Graduate of University of Illinois, Chicago
Immigrant Youth Justice League

Please send a letter to Mark Kirk asking him to up for pratical immigration solutions and vist www.IYJL.org for additional ways that you can help.

Thank you,
Josh Hoyt
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

1 comment:

  1. I'm Edy Dominguez

    Chicago, Illinois
    Northeastern Illinois University graduate student. Bachelor's degree of Communication, Media and Theater.
    I'm part of the Immigration Committee of Holy Cross/IHM parish and IYJL.

    http://www.iyjl.org/?p=1259

    http://www.iyjl.org/?p=1330

    (SPANISH)
    http://www.nocturneando.com/uninmigrante/

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