Immigrant Group Sets Up Hotline For Families Facing Deportation

CHICAGO (WBBM) — The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has launched a new hotline to help immigrant families who face being split up by deportation.

The hotline is the first of its kind in the country, its operators say. It is all-volunteer-staffed and is paid for with no taxpayer support.

It is designed not to give legal advice to immigrant families who may be torn apart by deportation, but to point those families in the direction of help.

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U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) was at the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum for the launch of the hotline. She says she represents a district with immigrants from all over the world.

“My staff have worked hard to help thousands of them with their immigration problems. Now we have a new ally and resource in that fight.”

Hotline volunteers speak English, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese.

The number is 855-help-my-family. (1-855-435-7693)

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  • Jose Rodriguez Matinez Gonzalez Doritos

    There is no reason to break up any families. They can all go home together. Problem solved. We the people do not want ANY illegal Mexicans here, nor their offspring!!!

    • JOJO BABY :)

      You stupid ignorant person Mexicans arent the only immigrants here and anyways why does it even matter at least they arent here doing anything bad unlike some other people. I dont think you would be to happy if your family was torn apart would you???? So do us all a favor and think before you speak out plain stupidity.

      • Enrico Martinez Sanchito

        Mexicans are the only illegals that come here in massive numbers, making them the most serious problem. No families need to be torn apart. They can all go HOME together!!! They’re not doing anything bad? Look at the unemployment numbers.

  • C. Lesniak

    THE FAMILY SUPPORT HOTLINE…. very impressive huh? EVERY tax-paying CITIZEN should call this number 855-435-7693 ALL DAY, EVERY DAY to find out WHY the millions of people that are breaking OUR laws are being provided with assistance. If any FAMILY needs support it is the tax-paying citizen of this country. JAM the phone line and we can deal with the likes of Rep. Jan Schakowsky at election time.

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