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2017 Accomplishments & Opportunities for 2018:
Without doubt, 2017 has been a tough year for immigrants. However, our community's resiliency & the power we have built together have led us to great accomplishments, despite the odds. There are many more fights to come in 2018, and we need to be ready. You can help us get there by donating or getting involved. 

Here are TWO easy ways you can help:
1) Donate: To help get immigrant youth to Washington D.C. this January for the DREAM Act fight!

2) Call your Representative: To get the DREAM Act passed, elected officials need to hear from you! Click here to find your representative. 

2017 Highlights
1) After many years of advocacy, we finally won the TRUST Act, which prohibits local police to hold someone for immigration without a signed warrant from a judge. This was signed into law on August 28, 2017. SSIP leaders helped secure suburban legislators' support and community support. 

2) This year we celebrated immigrant contributions in the suburbs with over 12,000 people at the 7th Annual Day of the Immigrant: Building Immigrant Power. 

3) More than 150 people from 7 different faiths came together for an inter-faith vigil early in the year to demonstrate support for immigrants & refugees In Bolingbrook.

4) This year alone, we reached 595 immigrants ready to become U.S. citizens. Over 300 of them completed a citizenship preparation course or participated in a naturalization workshop & are now on their way to becoming U.S. citizens next year!

5) We hosted 25 community meetings, know your rights trainings, DACA workshops, and DREAM Act actions this year, to ensure immigrant families and youth were informed, ready and engaged. 
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