Reyna Wences, Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL)

Reyna Wences  is an undocumented immigrant and queer activist living in Chicago, IL.  She is an active member and co-founder of the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL), a Chicago-based grassroots organization led for and by undocumented youth.

Reyna has worked on campaigns to stop the deportation of undocumented youth, and organized civil disobedience actions to pressure Congress to pass legislation such as the  DREAM Act.  After the DREAM Act failed last December, Reyna returned to school  at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is majoring in Gender and Women’s Studies.  She continues to organize for immigrant rights at a local and national level.