Press Releases & Statements
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.”
ICIRR condemns alleged sexual abuse of asylum seekers by Chicago police officers; renews call for permanent solutions on housing and shelter for all Chicagoans
July 7, 2023
These allegations, regardless of the results of any investigation, demonstrate the urgency with which the city must establish long term solutions for temporary shelter as well as permanent housing.