To the Dead Who Are Found (poetry)

By Caitlin Patler Caitlin Patler is a PhD candidate in Sociology at UCLA. She has been an activist for immigrants’ rights for over a decade. In 2012, she volunteered with No More Deaths’ Desert Aid Project along the US-Mexico borderlands. These are some of her reflections.         To the dead who are found And […]

On Entitlement and the DREAM Movement

I told myself that I wouldn’t respond to Ruben Navarrette’s pieces when I read them. Why give this guy anymore bandwidth? In reading his pieces about DREAMers (which I’ll grudgingly link below) and a stack of other pieces he’s written in the past, it’s apparent to me that this guy is an opportunistic columnist masquerading […]

Ruben Navarrete Jr. is an Uncle Tom

By I. Cruz I. Cruz is an immigrants rights activist and community organizer in Mississippi.      What did I think when I read Ruben Navarrette’s comments? If he only spent enough time spreading that vitriol against the 1%, against Obama for not having a harsh enough stance against NDAA, if he focused that energy […]

How I Learned Not to Dream

Dreamers Adrift > Undocublog   By Luis Efrain Serrano About 3 years ago I began my lifestyle as an organizer. I was a little older than most but like a lost sheep looking for a place to belong I found my place, or so I thought. I came in through a popular movement called the […]

Deformists vs Madicals: Reflections on Praxis

Dreamers Adrift > Undocublog By ille the gal One of the greatest obstacles to the achievement of liberation is that oppressive reality absorbs those within it and thereby acts to submerge men’s consciousness. Functionally, oppression is domesticating. To no longer be prey to its force, one must emerge from it and turn upon it. This […]

The Legalities of Being

written by Yosimar Reyes My grandmother has never used the word “undocumented” to describe her existence. In fact growing up she never taught me about limitations. Most of the folks on my block share this similar experience so there was no dialogue around our status in this country. We all knew where to get fake […]

The Overwhelming Burden of Consciousness

As dreamers, as activists, but mostly as human beings we have to be able to sit comfortably with the pain of the world. We have to overcome our own pain and overwhelm ourselves with the pain of the world, so much so that it becomes heavy. Heavy with meaning at the very least.

Border Park/Friendship Park (poetry)

By Liz Arizona   Validity purchased for $5 to see the water, the birds, the sky; Mentions of border walls, of fences, of surveillance cameras on beaches not mentioned. Since 1864, it reads. as if that is the day that history began; as if the waves that beat against the sand on shore know the […]

From Here Y De Alla

By Jesus Cortez Jesus, is an active member of the Orange Country Dream Team and contributor to the Huffington Post Dream Activist series.   I miss my Mother’s land; I never knew it, but I feel the soil where she walked her first steps under my feet; I feel those mountains, those leaves caressing my […]

Salvageable: On Immigrants Not Worth Saving

Dreamers Adrift > Undocublog Before (or after) reading this post, please take a minute to sign this petition for Manuel and join us on Oct 12, 15, & 16th for call ins. Thank you. By Rosa Calderon and William Anderson “Positing decarceration as our overarching strategy, we would try to envision a continuum of alternatives to […]