El Sótano(poetry)

By Oday Guerrero Todavía me acuerdo del frío y la oscuridad que permanecía en el sotano porque ese fue mi primer hogar cuando me vine a los EEUU pero esta historia no se trata de ser víctima de crueldad infantil una niñita de cuatro años que andaba en el coche con su familia, me quedé […]

Education is Liberation (essay)

By Jacky please tell us; what’s the importance of, not only, giving access to higher education for undocumented students, but also providing financial assistance to those individuals? “It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.” –Freire We are […]

Education Not Deportation – (non-fiction essay)

By Adrian please tell us; what’s the importance of, not only, giving access to higher education for undocumented students, but also providing financial assistance to those individuals? Providing financial assistance to the undocumented student population is humane. For me, receiving this assitance will alleviate the stress that I have when I think about having to either pay […]

Dream on Hold (essay)

By Mayra Zuniga I came into this country when I was only a three month old infant in the year 1992; I was raised in America from preschool to currently community college.  I am now nineteen years old, and I am a DREAMer. As a DREAMer I feel like there’s always that one person in […]

Valentina (fiction)

By Esmeralda Arrizon-Palomera Valentina never exceeded the speed limit. This meant that she was constantly glancing at the speedometer to make sure that she was not speeding. She was not concerned with the possibility of getting into a traffic accident in the two seconds that it took her eyes to shift from the road, to […]

Untitled (non-fiction prose)

By Erika Monjaras Often times we asks ourselves who we are, and just when we feel we have it all figured out the deck of cards gets shuffled. As a child many things made absolutely no sense to me but my junior year of high school I was told I was undocumented; the puzzle began […]

(Un)American – (poetry)

By Jesus Cortez As a boy I tried to cut the umbilical cord between me and my Mother Land, so I slowly let my tongue die and my soul died as I tried to hide my sun burnt face and my ancient features… They say that hard work pays off in the Promised Land, well, […]

Untitled – (non-fiction)

By Elena Hernandez Write?-What is there to write? About the anxiety that paralyzed my mother’s face one nerve at a time, as she lay on the hospital bed? Those minutes that I took for myself to sob in the lobby, because I knew she had no health insurance nor did she qualify for Medi-Cal? I […]

What is the best thing about being undocumented? – (non-fiction prose)

By Barbara Elena Rodriguez Being undocumented teaches you how to appreciate the small things in life… The small things in life is appreciating the value of an ID that you don’t have and being grateful when security allows you inside a club, bar or even an R-rated movie after showing them a foreign passport. It […]

Struggles Part 1 + 2 – (poetry)

By Jacky Part 1:  I struggle as a woman. I am Mujer. Soy mujer, nacie del mar Con una bella concha Radiante y llena de lojura Creciendo entre bien y mal Tratando de escapar barreras de mi cultura y mi genero. Soy mujer, no un animal Trapada en una sombra Que no me deja continuar […]