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ICIRR CELEBRATES HISTORIC DREAM RELIEF DAY
Senator Durbin, Congressman Gutierrez and Mayor Emanuel join thousands of undocumented youth, who applied for deferred action that will grant them temporary relief to live and work in the US lawfully
Chicago – Today the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) was joined by Senator Richard Durbin, Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other dignitaries in assisting thousands of undocumented youth apply for deferred action, which will grant them the opportunity to temporarily live and work in the U.S. lawfully.
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ICIRR AND CONGRESSMAN LUIS GUTIERREZ ANNOUNCE HISTORICAL DREAM RELIEF DAY AND WEB SITE TO ASSIST UNDOCUMENTED YOUTH IN APPLICATION PROCESS
Chicago, Illinois — Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15.
On June 15, 2012, the Obama Administration announced that it would offer many DREAM Act-eligible youth temporary relief through “deferred action.” The memorandum offers hope to many eligible young adults by providing the opportunity to live and work in the US lawfully. The State of Illinois is home to over 75,000 DREAM Act-eligible youth.
“August 15 marks the beginning of a new life for many undocumented youth,” said Lawrence Benito, ICIRR’s Chief Executive Officer. “We encourage every undocumented youth who fits the criteria to take advantage of this great opportunity to come out of the shadows by applying for deferred action,” he added.
The historic DREAM Relief Day will be the first opportunity for undocumented students to apply for the President’s “deferred action” initiative, allowing them to be free from deportation and eligible for work permits, driver’s licenses, and other basic protections.
DreamRelief.org is designed to provide undocumented youth with current updates, resources, and information about upcoming events. People can also call ICIRR’s family support hotline at 1-855-HELP-MY-FAMILY for information.