Protection

Donald Trump was inaugurated as President on January 20th, 2017. We are anticipating that shortly following his inauguration, some protections of immigrants and refugees may be rescinded. Stay tuned to this page for any developments. 
 

Executive Orders in January, 2017:


The new Administration has so far announced three Executive Orders in the past week that impact immigrants and refugees.

1) The interior enforcement order includes plans to arrest and detain more people, hire more immigration enforcement officers, get help from state and local enforcement agencies, and punish localities that don't cooperate with immigration enforcement.

2) The border security order includes plans to build a wall and detention centers, hire additional enforcement officers, and remove more people more quickly.

3) Finally, the order to ban entry includes temporary bans on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world; and, an indefinite ban on Syrian refugees.  This order was later blocked by a federal judge in Seattle, and people from the countries named in the executive order are now allowed to enter the US. 


Get Involved:

It is crucial that a critical mass of individuals engage in efforts to advance justice through compassionate solutions for all immigrants and refugees in the years to come. 


Get Help- Legal Resources

KYR Infographics in Spanish

Illinois Immigrant Legal Services Directory- Detailed directory of non-profits offering low cost legal services with attorneys or authorized legal assistance providers

List of BIA Accredited Organizations- Quick list of non-profits offering low cost legal services with attorneys or authorized legal assistance providers

ICIRR Know Your Rights Card - A printable card useful to have on your person should you need to defend your rights

Action Plan - Key information in case you or a family member is detained by ICE agents

Community Mental Health Resources

If you are concerned for yourself or your loves ones, seek reliable and trusted legal guidance and/or mental health services  from one of the agencies listed below. 

Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition: Preliminary Messaging to Raise Awareness about the Significant Impact of the Presidential Election on Youth Health and Well-Being

Raise Awareness about the Significant Impact of the Presidential Election on Youth Health and Well-Being

Mental Health Providers in Illinois (List will be updated regularly)

Roots to Wellness Resource Guide  (English) | (Spanish)

Community Health - Free Social Services for Low-Income Individuals

12 Steps for Psychological First Aid

Map of Community Organizations

List of ICIRR partner organizations providing info sessions on Know Your Rights. Organizations with a STAR icon are BIA Accredited or have an attorney on staff!

Lista de organizationes miembros de ICIRR que ofrecen sesiones informativas de Conozca sus Derechos. Organizaciones con el icono de ESTRELLA son acreditadas por immigracion o tienen abogados!