ICIRR Weekly News Round-Up

February 3, 2017
Sophie Vodvarka
Communications Coordinator
svodvarka@icirr.org
(773) 294-4909

It's been a busy week for us.  President Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-refugee Executive Actions came down late Friday night, which led to mass mobilizations at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday and Sunday to support the refugees from Syria and 6 other majority-Muslim countries who were detained. The airport rallies hosted thousands of people, and all detainees were released! 

ICIRR responded to the crisis by spreading vital information, and organizing resources and people.  Our "Know Your Rights" Meme went viral over January 28th and 29th, with over 4.6 million views.  Check out our press coverage below.

Chicago Reader: Lawyers to Immigrants: Know Your Rights

NBC Chicago: Activists rally at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport Against Trump’s Order on Refugees

Chicago Tribune: Chicago advocates condemn Trump's order on refugees, migrants

Public News Service: Trump's Travel Ban Leads to More Protests, More Fear

Crain’s Chicago Business: Four things to know about Chicago's immigration bar

Huffington Post: America Just Sent Back A Syrian Woman Trying To Visit Her Sick Mother

CBS Chicago: Immigration Advocates Call Trump’s Refugee Restrictions ‘Misguided’

DNA Info: Trump’s Crackdown will “Demonize” Immigrants, Chicago Advocates Say

21st Show: Iillinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Speak Out About The Immigration Executive Order 

Public News Service: Trump's Travel Ban Leads to More Protests, More Fear

Crain’s Chicago Business: Four things to know about Chicago's immigration bar

Huffington Post: America Just Sent Back A Syrian Woman Trying To Visit Her Sick Mother

CBS Chicago: Immigration Advocates Call Trump’s Refugee Restrictions ‘Misguided’

DNA Info: Trump’s Crackdown will “Demonize” Immigrants, Chicago Advocates Say

Radio Coverage

CBS "At Issue with Craig Dellimore": Challenges of Immigrants and Refugees

WBEZ "21st Show":  Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and refugee Rights Speaks About the Immigration Executive 

Vocalo "Morning AMp": ICIRR discusses immigration rights in the wake of Trump's executive order