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


3415 W North Ave Suite D
Melrose Park, IL 60160
708-410-2000

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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.

Feb 13 2013

President Obama, Senator Marco Rubio: Enough with the sound bites on border enforcement.1,594,405 Deportations since 2009. We Need Path for Citizenship for All and Family Reunification

February 13, 2013

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PRESS STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO STATE OF UNION ADDRESS

PASO (West Suburban Action Project) applauds President Obama for his determination to pass immigration reform this year and his statement of this within the State of Union address last night. Since the elections, we have seen a stark change in both parties towards the Latino community demands for immigration reform. However, we remain concerned about the heavy ‘enforcement first’ language that both parties are using, and the lack of details around a pathway to citizenship and family reunification.

Immigration enforcement and border security is higher than ever and costly. President Obama himself stated last night there’s more boots on the border than ever before, and the immigration levels have dropped the lowest in 40 years. Further, a recent report by the Migration Policy Institute  stated  that the “U.S. has spent $187 billion on immigration enforcement over the past 26 years — more than has been spent on the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Secret Service, and all other federal criminal law enforcement agencies combined”.

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Oct 29 2012

State Senator Sandoval Causes Scandal At Candidates Forum, Escorted Out Of Church Hall By Police

For Immediate Release- October 27, 2012

Statement from P.A.S.O: West Suburban Action Project

STATE SENATOR SANDOVAL CAUSES SCANDAL AT CANDIDATES FORUM,

ESCORTED OUT OF CHURCH HALL BY POLICE

Faith and community leaders demand apology. Send message they want solutions, not political stunts

Melrose Park, IL – Faith and community leaders gathered this morning for a non-partisan candidate forum with the candidates for State Representative of the 77th district. Local leaders converged for the first forum of its kind, organized by P.A.S.O.- West Suburban Action Project in the newly created district, which is now 57% Latino. P.A.S.O. worked with a coalition of organizations in 2011 to insure passage majority-minority district.

Faith and community leaders asked questions to both candidates present, Angelo Saviano and Kathleen Willis, about key Latino issues in the area including education, public safety and immigration. During questions section, state Senator Martin Sandoval (who does not represent the area) walked in, and began screaming and disrupting forum in an erratic manner. He continued for several minutes- at times sitting on the ground and other times standing on chairs screaming. After refusing to respect the forum, Senator Sandoval was escorted out by police, at the chanting of community members “Get out” and “Respect”. The forum continued with both candidates.

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Oct 24 2012

Latinos en los Suburbios: Nuestro Voto, Nuestra Voz! – Foro de Candidatos

 

Bolante: Foro de Candidatos- Español

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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 lissette@pasoaction.org.

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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