The Trump administration officially released two DHS memos detailing new immigration enforcement rules, repealing previous guidance granted under the Obama administration, and widely expanding the scope of immigrants eligible for deportation. Below are key changes. We will post responses from immigration rights’ groups as they become available. KEY CHANGES • “hiring 5,000 additional Border Patrol agents, as […]
By Alma Campos on February 7, 2017
On January 26th, Donald Trump ordered his administration to publish weekly crimes of immigrants and crack down on “sanctuary” cities that protect immigrants from deportation, threatening to withhold funds from these cities if they refuse to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The same day, a group of friends and I (Samuel Du […]
By Luz Chavez on February 6, 2017
Trump’s first two weeks in office can be called many things–above all, draining. Every day has seen a new attack against equal human rights, with marginalized communities taking the brunt of the blow. Our communities are on edge, glued to television newscasts and social media feeds to hear the latest assault, and, in turn, the latest emergency protest. Our […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on February 1, 2017
House of Vans Chicago will open its doors on Feb. 3 with special live performances from Future Islands, Digable Planets and Chicago-based breakout artist, Noname.
El Machete Illustrated is a weekly series by political cartoonist Eric J. Garcia.
By Luz Chavez on January 24, 2017
Join Latin@ Techies as Latin@ Hackathon’s winning team presents their project and kicks off Latin@ Techies’ regular breakout group at Chi Hack Night! This past November, the all-day hackathon gathered 30 housing advocates, artists, developers, journalists, and community members to create community-driven tech solutions on fair housing and community development. Teams worked towards diverse solutions, from making zoning meetings […]
By Sandra A. Trevino on January 23, 2017
Whether watching from afar to capture a photograph, or marching and chanting along with thousands of Chicagoans, as participants of this weekend’s historic Women’s March, Alonzo and I also chronicled some moments from this massive gathering. For me, this was an experience I won’t soon forget and I hope it resonated with you as well. […]
I came to support and document yesterday’s amazing gathering. I stand in solidarity with my wife, my mother, my sisters, my nieces and my fellow human beings. Let’s have these outpourings of love every week. Let’s outTRUMP the hate. All photos by Alonzo Alcaraz of Zotography.
By Gozamos on January 20, 2017
A guide to protests, rallies and marches taking place this weekend; tips for being prepared to attend them; and how to continue resisting in the coming months
An inauguration day poem, “Born Out of Darkness,” by Deivid Rojas – for your #DailyHealing
By Sandra A. Trevino on January 17, 2017
Award-winning artist, activist, and academic Ricardo Gamboa will debut his live news show and podcast recording The Hoodoisie as an alternative to Friday’s Inauguration.
By Guest Author on January 17, 2017
By guest contributor Pilsen Alliance, a social justice organization committed to developing grassroots leadership in Pilsen. Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King moved to Chicago to seek fair housing and respect for communities in which working-class Chicagoans lived and worked. Today, gentrification threatens these very same neighborhoods. The most recent manifestation of this in Pilsen is […]