Beginning with a protest in Springfield, IL attended by over 500 people, protests spread to Michigan and D.C. Immigrants in the green card backlog repeatedly express their disappointment with Senator Durbin’s hold over the Fairness bill. With an increased number of deaths in the backlog, which caused a number of widows to self-deport their families, the community came together with grief and rage.
Immigration Voice chose to go public with details regarding their own interactions with Senator Durbin’s office, which reveals Senator Durbin’s animus towards the Indian immigrant community. These details were shared (and remain) on a website that was distributed over social media platforms for everybody’s education.