The Fight to Save DACA Exposes the Sour Side of Complacency Within the Immigrant Rights Movement

By Nancy Meza, Zacil Pech, and Ilse Escobar – Immigrant Womxn of Color, writing in 100° weather last weekend. Laboring for the movement, once again. Things are getting real really quick. On September 5th, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was rescinded in another attack on our community — on top of deportations, police killings, […]

The Butterflies Were Merely Ghosts (Fiction)

By Fernando Romero   Fernando, graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2009 and studied Creative Writing and Journalism. He is a co-founding member of Dreamers Adrift and co-founding member of the AB 540 group FUEL @ CSULB. He is the Coordinator for the Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California, which is an […]

Isolation is One Thing, Death is Quite Another (poetry)

By Fernando Romero Fernando, graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 2009 and studied Creative Writing and Journalism. He is a co-founding member of Dreamers Adrift and co-founding member of the AB 540 group FUEL @ CSULB. He is also the Coordinator for the Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California, which is an […]

Jesus Huerta: A Child Killed in Durham Police Custody

By Lamont Lilly Lamont, is a contributing editor with the Triangle Free Press, Human Rights Delegate with Witness for Peace and organizer with Workers World Socialist Party. He resides in Durham, N.C. Follow on him Twitter @LamontLilly   Another Durham resident has now died in a controversial encounter with the Durham Police Department. This time […]

The Bravest Dream of All (non-fiction)

By Berenice Villegas Berenice, is a Dreamer and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 13. She graduated from Columbia University in 2011 with a degree in Environmental Biology. She was a member of the NYSYLC until 2011.     I had decided to leave the U.S. after I got accepted with a scholarship into a Master’s program in […]

Documented (non-fiction)

By Michel Rangel Michel is 21 years old and resides in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She is a member of the Arkansas Coalition for DREAM, an organizer for Arkansas United Community Coalition. She is a International Relations major at University of Arkansas, Fort Smith.     The day I applied for DACA was nothing I could have really myself for. Physically […]

No One is Illegal (poetry/spoken word)

By Antoine Cassar Antoine, is the editor of a no-borders artistic newspaper called Le monde n’est pas rond (The World is Not Round), based in Luxembourg, published in 4 languages. He is a migrant poet, born in one country of parents from another, currently living somewhere inbetween. “Passport”, a poem printed in the form of an ‘anti-passport’ […]

The Raids (non-fiction poem)

By Oday Guerrero   Oday, is an immigrant rights activist in Fresno, CA. She is the founder of Fresno Immigrant Youth in Action and is pushing for a humane immigration reform.   People disappearing from Fresno and Madera like quicksand Their existence unknown Stagnant stories without faces or names Invisible terrorists engulfing our streets Swallowing […]

(Re)visiting memories of (im)migration (essay)

By Manoj Jayagoda   (Re)visiting memories of (im)migration: The Branded, the Punished, the Tolerated:(non-fiction/personal narrative/academic essay)         We were The Branded, the Lunatic Fringe, proud of our out- rageousness and our madness, our bizarre-colored inks and quill pens. We learned how to mock the straight set, and how to cul- tivate our […]

Dreamer 9 (poetry)

By Abel Salas   Abel Salas, is a poet and journalist based in Los Angeles. He edits and publishes Brooklyn & Boyle, a community arts newspaper in LA’s East Side and has shared his poetry with audiences across the U.S., Mexico and Cuba. His work as a journalist has been featured in the Los Angeles […]