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Press Releases & Statements

IL immigrant leaders' response to the 12th anniversary of DACA

June 14, 2024

In recognition of the anniversary, ICIRR leaders shared statements demanding permanent solutions & pathway to legalization.

ICIRR's statement regarding President Biden's State of the Union address

March 8, 2024

ICIRR’s executive director Lawrence Benito released a statement in response to the address.

Prepared remarks for the Chicago City Council regarding the Welcoming City Ordinance

December 14, 2023

ICIRR Senior Policy Counsel Fred Tsao delivered these remarks at the Chicago City Council meeting on December 14

ICIRR response to Biden’s executive order

June 4, 2024

ICIRR’s executive director Lawrence Benito released a statement in response to Biden's executive order.

ICIRR celebrates community wins in FY 2025 budget

May 29, 2024

We remain committed to continuing the work to build these wins to ensure all Illinois families can thrive

ICIRR Statement regarding Governor Pritzker's Proposed FY 2025 Budget

February 21, 2024

The budget is a moral document that reflects our values and priorities as a state.

SIAN and ICIRR response to IL NAACP president Teresa Haley

December 15, 2023

The Springfield Immigrant Advocacy Network and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights reject the statements made by Illinois NAACP president Teresa Haley at a meeting in October, in which she referred to migrants in Chicago as criminals and “savages.”

Fund Our Futures Coalition Press Statement on Passage of Illinois State Budget

May 31, 2024

Substantial Progress in FY25 Budget, But More Revenue Solutions Are Needed So That All Illinois Families Can Thrive

ICIRR's statement regarding Chicago City Council's vote on emergency appropriations for new arrivals

April 19, 2024

ICIRR’s executive director Lawrence Benito released a statement in response to the vote.

ICIRR asks IL delegation to reject Senate immigration proposal

February 5, 2024

Read ICIRR's statement in response to the U.S. senate's anti-migrant proposal

DACA update and resources for recipients

September 14, 2023

While this is a disappointing decision, ICIRR and our members remain committed to fighting to preserve DACA and also advocate for permanent solutions including a pathway to citizenship for all

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