Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 12:00pm

March to demand halt to deportations, stopping the criminalization of immigrants and legalization with pathway to citizenship

WHAT:  Immigrant rights advocates, labor, faith and families will march on October 12th to demand that congress pass immigration reform with dignity, justice and respect for all immigrants. They will also be demanding a halt to deportations, stopping the criminalization of immigrants and legalization with pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants.  This event is part of the nationwide escalating activities to continue to put pressure on members of Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. 

Since Election Day 2012, immigrant communities and advocates have been pressing congress to pass immigration reform past several months and won the August recess.  This past October 5th, immigrant advocates escalated their efforts to win citizenship for all this year with actions and major mobilizations in more than 140 cities and towns across the country.

The October 12th March for Dignity, Respect and Justice for Immigrants will show that Chicagoans are demanding quick action to pass an immigration reform bill that contains a path to citizenship and keeps families together.   The march will be on Saturday October 12th.  People will gather at Teamster City at 300 S Ashland, at 12 P.M.  The march will begin at 2 P.M. and proceed down Jackson to Federal Plaza for a rally at 3 P.M.

In Illinois 56,108 children have lost a parent in just the last four years. Latino and Asian families are being destroyed due to the inactivity by Congress to pass immigration reform.  Their inaction has consequences - 1100 families a day continue to be separated.  

Noon:  Teamster City, 300 S Ashland Ave
2:00 pm:   March on Jackson Avenue
3:00 pm:  Rally at Federal Plaza, (Dearborn / Adams)

Contact Information: 

Monica Trevino, 773.573.8667 (mobile) or mtrevino@icirr.org