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Advocates and lawyers for immigrants facing imminent deportation are blaming officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a “disturbing” lack of transparency in the sudden move of the Chicago area’s processing point for those being forced from the country. See more here…
As the darkness of night comes to an end and the rose-pink glow of dawn starts to appear, nuns JoAnn and Pat wait in their dark car.
For most people, the rising of the sun brings the promise of a new day. But for the immigrants awaiting deportation inside the Broadview …
For Mercy Sr. JoAnn Persch, the words “family” and “detention center” are contradictions, a description that masks what the centers really are: jails.
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Global Sisters Report
The Winter 2016 edition of the Loyola’s magazine features ICDI and Sister JoAnn Persch, RSM in the article “Carrying on the social justice legacy of the Salvadoran martyrs.” The article recounts the inaugural Martyrs’ Award presented to ICDI on November 16, 2015, including the monetary award of $25,000, for the …
Between a Detention Center and a Home of One’s Own
In Chicago, a few undocumented immigrants find shelter and work as they wait, sometimes years, for a court date.
CHICAGO—Immigration detention centers here in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin are inundated. In three county jails originally …
Woodstock, Ill.—This time, Astrid Morataya asks for a map of the world.
Dressed in a orange prison jumpsuit, Morataya, who has been in McHenry County Jail for 14 months in the midst of ongoing deportation proceedings, tells the volunteer sitting across from her in the prison library that many of the …
We are proud to announce that ICDI has been chosen to receive the Loyola University Martyr’s Award for 2015. This award is in honor of the Jesuits and women killed at the Jesuit University in El Salvador.
The award ceremony will be on November 16, 2015 at 3 pm on Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus with a panel of reflections …
The Interfaith Committee’s project in Chicago houses a total of 35 men, women and children at a convent and in a student residence. It also offers case management services that help immigrants living outside their shelters stay in compliance with ICE’s check-in requirements.
Edith Osorto, a Honduran mother who was detained …
Originally posted on Catholic New World.
When Michael, now 29, left Eritrea more than two years ago, he didn’t think he had much choice.
He had been a student and worked in accounting for an international nongovermental orginization. The government of Eritrea, which Human Rights Watch says has one of …
The 45-year-old man sits on the edge of the couch – not tense, but not relaxed, either. He wears a button-down shirt and khakis, but also tennis shoes. He’s anxious to move forward, but has nowhere to go.
Marwan is a man in the middle.
Three years ago, he, his wife and …
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