DACA is under attack. Since 2012, DACA has help 800,000 people work without the fear of deportation. We will continue to #defendDACA. Ulises is a youth leader at BPNC and he’s #HereToStay. I have lived in this country for the last twelve years. I finally applied for DACA this year. I am very grateful that President Obama gave young people like me the opportunity go to school and work. When I was five years old, I didn’t have a choice in whether I could stay in my small, impov
Gov. Rauner has finally signed the TRUST Act, but there are still some confusion over the Trust Act. Everyone should feel safe in their communities. Today, the Illinois TRUST Act was signed into law, creating a clear line between local law enforcement and federal immigration agents, making all residents safer. Learn more about the TRUST Act and a #WelcomingIL in this infographic! Thank you ICIRR for creating this infographic about the Trust Act for the Welcoming IL campaign!
Juan is a BPNC youth leader. The Trust Act is important to me because this is the land of the free. Honestly, for our Latino community, there’s a restricted freedom. I believe we all deserve a safe sanctuary. The Trust Act will give communities that peace of mind we deserve. The Trust Act separates the criminal justice system from ICE. I know people who are undocumented. They live in fear because of the system’s toxic ways. Many of these people are hard working parents and st
As the summer winds down and students prepare to return to school, 70 youth workers from Brighton Park and the surrounding area are closing out their summer jobs with the One Summer Chicago program (OSC) and BPNC. Placed at various sites throughout the southwest side, BPNC’s youth workers got a taste of what a career in various fields could look like. Youth interested in the health field were placed at sites such as the Brighton Park Animal Hospital or the Esperanza Health Cl