Director Maria Woltjen Testifies on CIR

On September 23, 2013, Young Center director, Maria Woltjen, testified before the Illinois Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the topic of Civil Rights Implications of Comprehensive Immigration Reform on Illinois’ Immigrant Communities. An outline of Woltjen’s testimony follows:

For children, SB 744 does include some good new protections. But much is missing. First I’ll talk about the good provisions:

What’s missing in SB 744



 Maria Woltjen, Director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s rights