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Undocumented and Awkward: Episode 5

First dates are always awkward. We don’t really know why humans do it. Maybe it’s the romanticized versions that poems and novelists have sold us for centuries. We blame “Garden State.” Whatever the reason behind such strange act, we all do it. Straight, gay, trans, bi, I guess we’re all looking for that person that […]

Undocumented and Awkward: Episode 4

Many “lucky” undocumented folks happen to score office jobs. Finally, a crappy job that doesn’t involve the possibility of stabbing yourself with a kitchen knife or accidently breathing poison. Sure, it might involve serving coffee to a cruel boss or doing mind-numbing data entry, but if you’ve ever had to wash dishes for a living […]

Undocumented and Awkward: Episode 3

As undocumented people, we’re often presented with circumstances in which we try our best to maintain our status out of the conversation. In this episode, we present a moment of awkwardness that many of us have gone through. We’re confronted by old friends (who have obviously moved on with their lives), and in order to […]

Undocumented and Awkward: Episode 2

You’ve been there. Just looking the other way pretending you don’t recognize that old high school or college classmate. Then you guys lock eyes and bang, awkward. It’s not so much the weight you’ve gained. Or the gray hair that has sparkled around the sides of your head. It’s the circumstances that has led you […]

Undocumented and Awkward: Episode 1

As undocumented immigrants living in this country, there are many instances in our lives which result in awkwardness not experienced by American citizens. Things that millions of others take for granted, such as driving to the grocery store or the ability to go to a bar to enjoy a nice cold beer after a long […]

Jesus Goes On Trial

Here we have an impromptu moment captured by Mr. Aragon as Mr. Azul takes Jesus to trial for being undocumented, a college graduate, and for being “bad for the environment”. Hilarity ensues.

President Obama: Administrative Relief Now

While President Obama continues to claim his support for the passage of the DREAM Act, over a million undocumented immigrants have been deported under his administration (more than any other president in the same amount of time), and countless DREAMers continue to be arrested and placed in deportation proceedings. What we want is simple: we […]

Scenes and Sounds From the 9-5-11Wilmington Labor Day Parade

On the last day of the Dream Summer, 102 DREAMers jumped on two buses and made their way down to Wilmington (California) to march in solidarity with Union workers and laborers all from throughout Southern California. Having been there, I must say that it was a beautiful thing to have marched with a hundred other […]

10 Years and Counting

“Three of us got invites to attend our 10 year high school reunion this year. And it got us thinking about what we would say to our fellow peers whom we graduated alongside so many years ago, many whom are well underway in nurturing careers and supporting their own families. How could they possibly understand […]