Jesus Huerta: A Child Killed in Durham Police Custody

Jesus Huerta was killed while in custody with Durham Police Dept. The DPD cited a self-inflicted gunshot to head as cause of death while he was handcuffed.

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)

Eiffel Tower, Paris

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)

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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)

Artwork by Favianna Rodriguez

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)

Manoj and mom in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo courtesy of Manoj Jayagoda

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)

Illustration by Julio Salgado

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 […]

From DREAMER to U.S. Citizen

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“No soy de aquí ni soy de allá …Neplanta is my home” From DREAMER to U.S. Citizen by Leslie V. Chaires Battle scars remain in my memory, our memory, my soul, our soul. No one piece of paper given by the U.S. government that grants me legality in this country will ever erase my past […]

Life: Post-DACA (non-fiction essay)

Illustration by Julio Salgado

By Carolina Valdivia Carolina is an undocumented graduate student at San Diego State University. Creator of www.mydocumentedlife.wordpress.com She recently got approved for DACA and is eager to continue helping others through her activism, education, research, and writing.       June 5, 2012- Undocumented activists stage a sit-in at President Barack Obama’s campaign office in […]

Apathy is Not an Option: Election Night for Undocumented Americans (non-fiction essay)

Inside the UCLA Labor Center on Election Night 2012.

By Edber Macedo Edber is third year UCLA student and a member of Dream Team Los Angeles.   On November 6, 2012 people across the world placed their attention to on the American people (or more accurately the Electoral College) to who they would choose as the person who would influence all corners of the […]