Category: Chicago, IL
Published on 18 October 2013

Miraists March for Dignity and Respect to Immigrants in Chicago

CHICAGO – Miraists from Illinois joined their voices to the thousands of people who gathered downtown Chicago on October 12th, in order to appeal to the respect and dignity of more than eleven million undocumented immigrants currently living in the shadows.

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The event was part of the national day for dignity and respect, a coordinated effort in more than 80 cities that rallied around the country. During this important event, Miraists raised their voices cheering, waving banners and signs demanding the stop of deportations and separation of families.


Category: Chicago, IL
Published on 12 August 2013

Miraists Participate in Colombian Independence Festival in Chicago

CHICAGO – Miraists from Chicago took part in the local festivities to celebrate the independence of Colombia, during which they informed the Colombian community about the social work that MIRA USA is performing both at locally and nationwide, through campaigns such as “Passport For All”, which seeks to reduce the issuing costs for Colombian passports in 50%.

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Category: Chicago, IL
Published on 07 May 2013

MIRA USA Facilitates Application to Deferred Action Program

WAUCONDA, Ill. - On April 27 Miraists from Chicago, Illinois, traveled to the city of Wauconda to help young undocumented immigrants, known as "DREAMers", process their application to be part of the Deferred Action program.

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The event was organized by the "Northern Alliance for Immigrants” and had an attendance of more than 30 youth whom received free legal assistance from Miraists with the professional support of experienced immigration lawyers. Miraists helped processing applications and documents required to be covered by the deferred action program.

It is estimated that approximately 2.1 million immigrants came to the United States as children. If the "Dream Act" bill is passed these young adults would be allowed to quickly enter a provisional legal status as a first step and eventually a U.S. citizenship.