Sierra Leone Presidential Candidate Welcomed to Chicago

Senator Billy Lawless welcomed Ali Kabba back to Chicago in September. The candidate for president in the African country was imprisoned by the current president on questionable charges, seen by many as a ploy to discourage his candidacy. Senator Lawless and Ali formed a close bond as board members of ICIRR where they fought for immigrant rights.

Pictured left to right: Lawrence Benito CEO Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Ali Kabba, Senator Lawless, Fr Brendan Curran Dominican University