paso west suburban action project : proyecto de accion de los suburbios del oeste

3415 W North Ave Suite D
Melrose Park, IL 60160

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    Fighting For Our Rights, For Our Families
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    Taking Action Through our Faith and Values
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    Tomando Acción por Nuestros Valores y Fe
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    Youth Empowerment and Leadership
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    Luchando por Nuestros Derechos,por Nuestras Familias
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    Fortaleciendo a la Juventud- Lideres de Hoy y Manana

PASO – West Suburban Action Project

is a community-based social justice organization that works to engage community members to act through their faith and values to address issues that affect them, their families, and neighbors with the mission to build stronger communities where all residents can live dignified lives regardless of their race, socioeconomic or immigration status.

PASO – Proyecto de Acción de los Suburbios del Oeste

es una organización comunitaria con el propósito de luchar por la justicia social en nuestras comunidades. Nuestra misión es involucrar a miembros de la comunidad a que actúen por medio de su fe y sus valores para hacer frente a los asuntos que les afectan, y así lograr cambios positivos en nuestra comunidad. Nuestra visión es construir, de manera colectiva, comunidades fuertes donde todos los residentes puedan tener acceso a una vida digna sin importar su raza, estatus migratorio o nivel socioeconómico.

Sep 09 2015

Taller de Salud

Taller de salud  para que conozca sus derechos y programas Federales y del Estado para su salud.


  • Aprenda sobre sus derechos de salud y cuidado medico

  • Reciba recursos de salud para inmigrantes, personas indocumentadas, familiares y amigos.

  • Recuerde que todos tenemos derecho al cuidado de salud


Para reservar su lugar precione aquí.  Los esperamos!

Fecha Septiembre 17, 2015 a las 6:00 pm
Lugar: Oficinas central de P.A.S.O.: 2001 Janice Ave Melrose Park, IL 60160



Aug 22 2015

Save the Date: P.A.S.O.’s Annual Dinner Celebration – Nov 6, 2015

Save the Date (8.17.15)

SOLD OUT! Thank you all for your support


Proyecto de Acción de los Suburbios del Oeste / West Suburban Action Proyect

Proudly invites you to  P.A.S.O.’s Annual Dinner Celebration
“Our Families, Our Future”

Friday, November 6th 2015

Keynote Speaker:
Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

We invite you to join us at P.A.S.O.’s Annual Dinner Celebration “Our Families, Our Future”  as we commemorate six years of grassroots leadership empowerment and  celebrate the  work and victories of P.A.S.O. members that have made an impact locally and statewide in the lives of thousands of community members while building a powerful immigrant and grassroots voice in the Suburbs.

We are also honored to be joined by Commisioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia as keynote speaker. Commissioner Garcia championed and spearheaded the Cook County ICE Detainer Ordinance which ensured the separation of local police and ICE in Cook County. This ordinance was the first of its kind in the country and has been used as a model across different states. P.A.S.O. was proud to work with Comm. Garcia to push for the passage of this important policy.

The Diplomat Banquets
681 W. North Ave.
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Registration at 6PM
Dinner starts promptly at 7PM

 For sponsorship opportunities or purchase of table/s, you can contact Eduardo Munoz at

Tickets can be purchased directly below, or by contacting P.A.S.O.’s office at 708-410-2000.

To Purchase Tickets:  CLICK HERE

To Become a Sponsor :  CLICK HERE

To Make a Donation:  CLICK HERE

Aug 17 2015

Message from Eduardo Munoz, Interim Director/ Mensaje de Eduardo Munoz

Dear friends and colleagues,

As the new interim executive director of P.A.S.O., I am excited to continue my commitment to this organization. I have been involved with P.A.S.O. since it was founded, working closely with students and high school personnel to organize for the DREAM Act. In 2010 I joined P.A.S.O. as a fellow, working with local parishes and community partners to establish our citizenship program. I then joined the board in 2012.

Over the years, I have seen and experienced first-hand P.A.S.O.’s victories at the local and state level.  The dedication, vision and power of P.A.S.O. leaders have made an impact in the lives of thousands of people, including my own. As part of P.A.S.O.’s board, I have been committed to ensuring we fulfill P.A.S.O’s mission, vision and goals and will continue this as interim director through the executive director succession and search.

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Rally for Sanctuary in Oak Park: No Loopholes, No Collaboration

February 4, 2017, 12:00pm - February 4, 2017, 2:00pm

At the last Village Board Meeting in January, community members packed the chambers of Village Hall to ask the Oak Park Village Board to work to pass a strong and inclusive Welcoming Village Ordinance. The initially proposed policy was rejected because it contained problematic deportation loopholes. Under the proposed policy, collaboration with ICE would have been permissible if an immigrant is a defendant in a case. This would mean immigrant residents could be turned over to ICE even before getting their day in court. Village officials could also turn a resident over to ICE if their name appeared in a suspected gang database, which is problematic given the discretionary and unreliable nature of such databases. Across the country, children younger than 10 have been on these lists for wearing pants that were “too baggy.” In California, 42 people were placed on the list before turning one year of age. The Oak Park Trustees agreed it was imperative for Oak Park to revisit its policy and to work with community and immigrant advocacy organizations to ensure Oak Park passes the most progressive policy possible. Since then, immigrant advocacy, legal organizations, and Oak Park community institutions have presented the Village with policy that can ensure protection and which removes the loopholes that would open the door for collaboration. The Village now has an opportunity to ensure Oak Park lives up to its progressive values by taking bold and courageous action to pass a strong Welcoming Ordinance without loopholes. The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 6 at 7:30 PM. Join us this weekend to call on the Village of Oak Park to pass a strong Welcoming Ordinance without loopholes that can ensure protection, not collaboration! Immigrant, Muslim, and refugee communities are under unprecedented attacks. Last week, the Trump administration passed Executive Orders which essentially make all immigrants subject and priority for deportation. Now more than ever Oak Park must remain true to its principles of equality, diversity, and inclusion. --------- Sponsoring organizations: The Arab American Action Network (AAAN), the Committee for a Just Peace in Israel and Palestine - Oak Park, Community of Congregations, the Collaborative for Health Equity Cook County, the Democratic Party of Oak Park (DPOP), the Oak Park Progressive Women for Action, the Oak Park Community Relations Commission, the Suburban Unity Alliance (SUA), and the West Suburban Action Project (PASO). To add your organization’s name to the list of supporting organizations email

January 31st, 3:40 pm  ·  

Unase a PASO para seguir la resistencia a las pólizas destructivas en contra de comunidades de color, inmigrantes, Musulmanas, LGBTQ, mujeres, y otras comunidades vulnerables! ...

Day 5 of the Resistance:Protest & Press Conference at DHS office

February 1, 2017, 4:30pm - February 1, 2017, 7:00pm

Day 5 of the resistance to Trump's executive orders: press conference and protest at Chicago's Department of Homeland Security Wednesday, February 1st #NoMuslimBan #Not1More #RealSanctuary Mexican Consulate confirms that Mexican travelers are also being held for more stringent questioning at customs WHAT: Press conference and protest in response to the Trump Administration's executive orders signed last week that threatens federal funding to sanctuary cities; and effectively bans all refugees, plus citizens of seven Arab, African, or Muslim countries, from entering the U.S. WHERE: Outside the Department of Homeland Security, 525 W. Van Buren Street, downtown Chicago WHEN: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017, at 4:30 PM CST CHICAGO - This past weekend, thousands of members of Chicago's immigrant communities and their supporters descended on O'Hare airport for two consecutive nights, calling for the release of Arabs, Africans, and/or Muslims who were being detained at the airport in response to Donald Trump's executive order on Friday. That order effectively bans ALL refugees, plus citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Sudan (including legal residents of the United States with green cards), from entering the country. The orders were enacted while many refugee families were in transit to the United States. Federal judges in Brooklyn and other districts ruled for a stay of the executive order, rejecting the policy as unconstitutional, but Trump's Department of Homeland Security has ignored the federal injunction and continues to detain. Channel 5 News in Chicago has reported that the individuals in secondary detention are being asked a series of questions related to their faith and political beliefs, including "Do you hate the United States?" "What do you think about Trump?" and "Where is the mosque in which you pray?" In addition, there are reports confirmed by the Mexican Consulate that non-U.S. citizen Mexican travelers are also facing increased scrutiny and questioning. On Wednesday, February 1st, outside the offices of the Department of Homeland Security in Chicago, thousands again will take to the streets calling on Trump to rescind his executive order, for the release of all detainees in Chicago and across the country, for the city to remove the deportation and other carve outs from its Welcoming City ordinance, for an end to the criminalization of Black and other people of color, and for an end to all detentions and deportations. Conveners and supporters: Arab American Action Network, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago, Organized Communities Against Deportations, United African Organization, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center, PASO-West Suburban Action Project, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, National Immigrant Justice Center, U.S. Palestinian Community Network, Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Teachers Union, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Syrian Action Network, Arab American Family Services, National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, Anakbayan, Campaign to TAKE ON HATE, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, American Muslims for Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos, Black Lives Matter-Chicago, United Electrical Workers (UE) Western Region, Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Illinois and Indiana, United Working Families, Fight for 15-Chicago,Enlace Chicago, Student and Graduate Activists (SAGA)-UIC, Pilsen Alliance, The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance - Illinois, Indo-American Center elected and appointed officials, and many other advocacy, immigrant rights, and legal groups.

January 31st, 12:35 pm  ·  

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