Friday, January 13, 2012

Undocumented and Unafraid: the Chicago Six on trial

"Six undocumented youth appeared in Chicago's Circuit Court yesterday to face charges of mob action and obstruction of traffic. The charges were filed by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago. They are the first-ever undocumented immigrants in Illinois to be put on trial for protesting immigration policy...

...Carla Navoa, 22, explained to People's World that Chicago is just as much her home as it is for Chicagoans born in the U.S. "I came here with my parents and two sisters from Manilla in the Philippines when I was five years old," she said. "I have hardly any memories of the Philippines. I grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago, and that is my home." She is now a student at the University of Illinois, where she pursues a graduate degree in Social Work."

Read more here: Undocumented and unafraid: the Chicago Six on trial

No comments:

Post a Comment