In a letter to supporters, Biss said Ramirez-Rosa “is one of the fiercest progressive fighters I know.”
Ramirez-Rosa said the mayor’s office decided the time still wasn’t right, advising immigration advocates: “We don’t want to poke the bear.”
Oscar Lopez Rivera was convicted for his role as a leader of a Puerto Rican nationalist group that claimed responsibility for dozens of bombings.
The good news is that both city and state government have the means — if not the political will — to follow Chance the Rapper’s lead.
In Chicago neighborhoods with large immigrant populations, people are banding together to form rapid response networks to support their neighbors.
Latino Union, Organized Communities Against Deportations and the national #Not1More campaign filed a request for an investigation into the incident.