STATEMENT: Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois applauds Cook County Board’s Resolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Contact: Manuel Gonzales, Communications Manager, Latino Policy Forum 303-880-5954, mgonzales@latinopolicyforum.org Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois applauds Cook County Board’s Resolution Coalition of Advocates Calls on All Elected Officials in Illinois to Fight this Cruel Attack on Immigrant Families Protecting Immigrant Families – Illinois is a diverse coalition of advocates from leading…

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Protecting Immigrant Families – Public Charge Developments

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This post was updated on October 5, 2018. See below for updates. On Sept. 28, Protecting Immigrant Families Illinois–a statewide coalition of which Legal Council is a leading agency–held a press conference addressing the Department of Homeland Security’s draft rule to expand the specifications used in determining if immigrants and visa applicants are likely to…

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BREAKING: Legal Council Statement on Proposed Public Charge Rule

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This weekend, the Department of Homeland Security published an unofficial “public charge” proposed rule. As of now, the official proposed rule has not yet been filed in the Federal Register and the 60-day comment period has yet to begin. This proposal would penalize immigrant families who seek assistance in meeting their basic nutrition, health care, and housing…

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Defend & Protect Illinois Immigrant Families

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The federal government is planning to force immigrant families to choose between receiving the critical benefits they need to live (healthcare, food, shelter) and any hope of obtaining long-term legal status. The planned change would make use of benefits, even by children, a virtual bar to their parents adjustment of immigration status and is a…

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