Photo: Occupy Chicago movement to join IYJL in march.
The ‘Occupy Chicago’ movement, in association with its sister organization ‘Occupy the Barrio’ announced its participation in the national march for young immigrants of America called ‘Out from the Shadows’.
The ‘Out from the Shadows’ march will start the campaign for an American dream for youth to step out from the shadows and stand in solidarity without fear of their immigration status according to recent reports.
The outraged Chicagoans will join the movement created by the Immigrant Youth League for Justice (IYLJ) in downtown Chicago two years ago in defense of the Dream Act.
The IYLJ was founded and directed by Tania Unzueta, one of the first students who openly declared she was illegal. This year they carry the motto “without papers, without fear’.
Both groups are expected to have demonstrations outside the offices of Bank of America and Wells Fargo, who were accused of being investors in a company that manages ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Other youth will protest in Daley Plaza, and in other places of downtown Chicago throughout the week.
The movement has gained support in other states to further express the openness of immigrant youth declaring their status. Nicholas Gonzalez, a young immigrant from Chicago, is also planning a walk of eight months through a variety of cities as part of the campaign.