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Press Releases & Statements

ICIRR Statement regarding Governor Pritzker's Proposed FY 2025 Budget

February 21, 2024 at 10:00:00 PM

The budget is a moral document that reflects our values and priorities as a state.

SIAN and ICIRR response to IL NAACP president Teresa Haley

December 15, 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

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 STATEMENT on Gov. Pritzker’s rollback of health programs for immigrant communities

June 20, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM

ICIRR renews demand for healthcare for ALL, commits to organizing to win long-term revenue solutions

Illinois immigrant communities say NOW is the time to end medical debt

February 24, 2023 at 6:00:00 PM

Protect Illinoisans from Unfair Medical Debt, HB2719, will prevent medical debt for all uninsured patients and
assist uninsured patients with enrollment in financial assistance and health insurance coverage.

ICIRR asks IL delegation to reject Senate immigration proposal

February 5, 2024 at 6:30:00 PM

Read ICIRR's statement in response to the U.S. senate's anti-migrant proposal

DACA update and resources for recipients

September 14, 2023 at 8:00:00 PM

While this is a disappointing decision, ICIRR and our members remain committed to fighting to preserve DACA and also advocate for permanent solutions including a pathway to citizenship for all

ICIRR statement on 2023 state budget

May 31, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

While immigrant leaders celebrate wins for communities across the state, critical budget decisions make it more difficult for Illinois families to thrive

Illinois immigrant communities respond to Gov. Pritzker’s proposed budget

February 15, 2023 at 9:00:00 PM

ICIRR members remain committed to winning at least $53 million for ISLI, a Child Tax Credit, and healthcare for all in the FY 2024 budget

Prepared remarks for the Chicago City Council regarding the Welcoming City Ordinance

December 14, 2023 at 4:30:00 PM

ICIRR Senior Policy Counsel Fred Tsao delivered these remarks at the Chicago City Council meeting on December 14

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 at 10:00:00 PM

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.

ICIRR applauds ending of Title 42

May 11, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

Now the federal government must step up to help communities welcome migrants and asylum seekers

Illinois immigrant leaders react to President Biden’s 2023 State of the Union

February 9, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

“President Biden’s State of the Union address left immigrant communities demanding more in the face of continued inaction”

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