Several community organizations, social service groups, law firms, and private and religious entities have teamed up with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to launch a "deportation family support hotline." The 24-hour hotline will service callers in Illinois and will be manned by 67 bilingual volunteers who will offer assistance to families facing a deportation crisis. Callers will be able to get assistance in English, Spanish, Korean, and Portuguese. The effort is funded by private donors and individual donations.
The formal launch of the hotline will take place on Monday afternoon at the Hull House Museum with several local politicians in attendance including U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-9), State Rep. Lisa Hernandez (D-Cicero), and Alds. Joe Moore (49th) and George Cardenas (12th).