Resisting Trump's Executive Actions Against Immigrants and Refugees

posted Feb 28, 2017, 1:10 PM by L Williams   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 12:01 PM ]
As persecution against immigrants mounts, so does resistance, around the country and especially in Chicago. I want to make sure you know about actions taking place in defense of immigrant and refugee rights.  If you are interested in participating in today's or other actions (they are happening daily), and need any support (poster-making supplies/ideas, more information, or to connect with fellow protestors), please let me know or come by (room 378).
With much respect,

ORIGINAL DATE:  Wed, 1 Feb 2017 07:41:36

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From: Sophie Vodvarka <>
Date: Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 5:16 PM
Subject: Resisting Trump's Executive Actions Against Immigrants and Refugees
To: Shanti Elliott <>

Shanti -- 

Thank you to all the incredible organizations that stepped up this past week. We saw rapid response press conferences and rallies at the airport with thousands in attendance. Special thank you to Arab American Action Network for their leadership in planning the amazing airport actions, and the many organizations that came out to support with their leaders with only a few hours notice. You all have continued to make Illinois a national leader in the resistance.

Moving forward, we wanted to make sure you had the following important dates on your calendar:

TOMORROW, February 1 Press Conference and Rally, 4:30pm 

Join Arab American Action Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and others to continue the resistance at the Department of Homeland Security Office, 525 W Van Buren St. Check out the event page Here

March 4th ICIRR Leadership Summit at Chicago Teacher's Union

Following our January 14th rally, ICIRR members agreed to hold a leadership summit on March 4th to invite our elected officials respond publicly to the community's Platform for Unity, Resistance and Respect. Stay tuned for more information and RSVP Here 

March 15th ICIRR Immigrant and Refugee Rights Lobby Day

ICIRR is holding a lobby day on March 15th where we aim to fill the rotunda and demand that Illinois be welcoming to all. RSVP Here

May 1st Immigrant & Refugee Rights March

Get ready to take to the streets on May Day! Save the date and stay tuned for more information to come. 

How You Can Get Involved and Stay Involved

Get Connected! Be sure sign up and get involved on our Website, and follow our Facebook page, and Twitter account where we’ll be posting more emergency rally information and “Know Your Rights” Information.

Donate Here!  


ICIRR’s Response to Trump’s Executive Actions

The “Know Your Rights” meme below went viral on facebook and twitter and has been viewed 4.6 Million times! Help spread the word and find the translated version on our facebook page


ICIRR In The News

ICIRR Response to Executive Action: Executive Orders Betray Foundation of America

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