Cornel West Stands In Solidarity With Melrose Park’s PASO

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.

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Local Lawmakers Push Safe Zones Immigration Bill

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.

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After DACA’s End, A Fresh Round of Anxiety

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.

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