CHICAGO — A coalition of civil rights, social justice and political action groups are holding a protest action this Saturday, July 13, at Daley Center Plaza in downtown Chicago.
From the Facebook event:
On a daily basis, immigrant communities in Illinois live with the fear that imminent raids and escalated activity by ICE, as stated by Trump, will rip families apart. We see more information each day regarding deplorable situations at the border – where government officials deny there is a humanitarian crisis, where children are treated as less than human, and where more children have died in immigration custody in 2019 than in the past 10 years.
In Illinois, we are taking a stand.
We see the current criminalization of immigrants, those coming to our borders seeking asylum and those seeking a better life for themselves and their families, as a continuation of the United States’ deep history of exploiting and criminalizing immigrants.
We reject the framework of hate + profit. Instead we envision a movement that builds intersectional power among our vibrant communities and a nation that recognizes the incredible social and cultural value of immigrants in our society.
Join immigrant rights, social justice, and grassroots organizations in protest against the administration’s destructive policies and actions, and take a stand to welcome immigrant communities in solidarity. Add your voice to those in the movement to end criminalization, detention and deportation of immigrant families in the United States.
ACLU of Illinois
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Chicago Community and Workers Rights
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Indivisible Oak Park
Jane Addams Senior Caucus
Mano a Mano
National Immigrant Justice Center
PASO – West Suburban Action Project
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
South Suburban Immigration Project
UIC – RISE Act
Women’s March Chicago
Albany Park Theater Project
Chicago Abortion Fund
Chicago Sierra Club
Chicago Votes Action Fund
Chicago Women Take Action
HEART Women & Girls
Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants
J Street Chicago
Latino Policy Forum
National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore
National Nurses United
SEIU Local 1
She Votes Illinois
Western Front Indivisible
ASL interpreters will be provided. Additional accessibility information will be posted as details of the rally are finalized.
The action starts at 11 a.m.by