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Hundreds Participate in Civil Disobedience to Pass Immigration Reform (Chicago SunTimes Video)


(Nov. 6, 2013, Chicago) — More than 500 people from faith, labor, elected officials and community organizations, including many undocumented families,join the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) for a rally in front of the Chicago office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The rally was to pressure the Republican leadership of the US House of Representatives to quickly pass immigration reform, and demand that President Obama halt deportations that are destroying our communities and families.

Hundreds engaged in civil disobedience by blocking Congress Parkway to bring attention to the nearly 2 million deportations executed by the Obama Administration. The rally attracted politicians including U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Ill., and Chicago Ald. Joe Moreno (1st). Watch Chicago Sun-Times video:

Keywords: civil disobedience, Deportation, ICE, Immigration, immigration reform, lsna, SEIU

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