Saturday, August 24, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Cornel West, right, embraces Diego Amite on Saturday during a gathering at Unity Temple in Oak Park. | Shanel Romain
Diego Amite, 19, migrated to the United States from Colombia nearly two years ago to find a better life. Equipped with a temporary visa, Amite secured two jobs to pay for school and living expenses, and to send some money back home to his family in Colombia.
Continue reading “Cornel West Stands In Solidarity With Melrose Park’s PASO”
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 || By Tim Inklebarger/Wednesday Journal || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Mony Ruiz-Velasco, executive director of PASO. | File
As the Trump Administration continues to ramp up arrests and deportation of undocumented immigrants across the nation, two local state lawmakers have advanced a proposal aimed at creating safe zones for them in public spaces.
Continue reading “Local Lawmakers Push Safe Zones Immigration Bill”
Monday, September 18, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Community members at a Sept. 8 informational meeting at PASO-West Suburban Action Project in Melrose Park. | Alexa Rogals/Wednesday Journal
President Donald Trump’s recent decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy implemented in 2012 by President Barack Obama, has many community members in Proviso Township worried, anxious and preparing to push back.
Continue reading “After DACA’s End, A Fresh Round of Anxiety”