My Very Own Picket Line; Struggling thoughts of an undocumented college graduate (Poetry)

By Jacky   Jacky, a recent graduate from UC Irvine with B.A. in Psychology & Social Behavior. Currently working at Latino Health Access, a non-profit for healthy communities in Orange County facing issues like diabetes and obesity.   I have this empty void As if my brain is in hibernation Avoiding reality What is your […]

Room 302 (Poetry in memoir form)

By Graciela Lopez Graciela Lopez, is a junior at Cal State Fullerton. She is a Sociology major with a minor in Women’s Studies. She transferred from Mt. SAC after obtaining two A.A. degrees in Behavioral Sciences and Language Arts and Communication. She has always been supportive and an advocate for the DREAM Act. This is the […]

The Borders Between Us. The Borders Within Us (non-fiction narrative)

By Caitlin Patler Caitlin Patler is a PhD student in the UCLA Department of Sociology. She has been an activist for the DREAM Act and immigrants’ rights for the last decade. Reflections on a Border Patrol Ride-Along (September, 2009) The borders between us. The borders within us. The borders that threaten to divide our hearts and […]

With Liberty and Justice (poetry)

By Arline Herrera   “…one nation under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all.”   On a day when the sky was blue, And the people were too, Two goddesses spoke Their feelings invoked   Lady Liberty watched over the land and sea. Her splendorous gown, brightly colored green Her shackles broken and her […]

I Hold the Key to the Dreams Congress Locked Away (non-fiction narrative)

By Bupendra Ram Ethnically Indian, Bupendra Ram was born in Fiji and came to the United States at two-years of age. Six months later, he became undocumented. At the age of 23, he became Undocumented and Unafraid. His mission in the undocumented movement, as a person from the South Asian community, is to be the proof that immigration is a global […]

Teaching While Undocumented (non-fiction narrative)

By Julio Navarrete Julio Navarrete, was born in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México. Julio and his family migrated to the United States in 1992. Julio holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television, Film, and Theater from San Jose State University, and is currently a grad student at The National Hispanic University, where he is pursuing […]

Demons at my Door (poetry)

By Will   Five armed men at my door, Tell pops to hit the floor, Tell Him he can’t live here any more, They Ignore, While I ceaselessly implore, They are armed, With guns and batons, ready to cause harm, I am unarmed, and shocked, Arms locked, Around my Pops, a face full of tears….. […]

Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unashamed (creative writing, non-fiction)

By Patricia Lopez Patricia Lopez is a 20 year-old student, currently at Sacramento City College and hoping to transfer to Sacramento State or to San Jose State(if able to pay). she also currently works full time to pay for college and to save some money for when she transfers. I am a prisoner of the education system of California, […]

She is my inspiration/My Humanity (poetry)

By Anonymous   Since birth, I realized we were not a “normal” family I knew we were                                 different very different                                    or very normal cynics would say She caressed my cheek as tears fell from my eyes she said                       “men don’t cry” to remind me later that real men do cry                and do feel                  and […]

Accomplishments Read Like a Grocery List

By Anonymous Ethnically Indian, I was born in Fiji and I came to the United States when I was three-years-old. Six months later, I became Undocumented. At the age of 23, I became Undocumented and Unafraid. Being raised in America, I caught them “American Dream” virus that was spread by teachers. In elementary school and […]