Undocumented and Awkward: Episode 13

A little over a month ago, Julio and I were conducting a small presentation to a group of students about building a narrative, creating media, and addressing intersectionalities in our experiences. Inevitably, a young lady raised her hand and asked shyly, “Why are there no women in your videos?” It’s a question that we, within […]

Hey Girl

It all started with the photo above, which I uploaded to my Facebook page.  Shot on my mac in photobooth. Nothing special. Just shining the pearls for the camera as I go about my daily routine at work. I uploaded the original photo in its original mirror-imaged format with everything flipped horizontally. And then, Miss […]

Operation Cross Check And The Detention Of Martin Berrospe Yepez (Op Ed)

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 immigrant-rights […]

The undocububble and 4 reasons why legal status doesn’t fix everything

  Dreamers Adrift > Undocublog By Minhaz Two years ago, I didn’t really know what it was like to have a community to deal with my undocumented status. Now, probably like many of us, I forget what it was like outside of being undocumented. Even worse, I forget what it was like being undocumented and […]

Saturday (Non-fiction)

By Ruby Campos   i’m sitting -watching- it’s raining, or it was the room has gotten brighter but my mind has lost it’s color she said, “dream, dream, FAFSA, dream, dream, March 2” can i say i haven’t? i’m surrounded by peers-they don’t know i see their faces splattered with boredom filled with nothing tired-bored […]

DREAMin in Zion (Non-fiction)

By August Hi. My name is August and I’m a DREAMer in Salt Lake City, Utah or I like to call it—Zion. Like many of the undocumented youth in this country, I am facing deportation. I have been fighting deportation for 2 years now and my presence in the US remains uncertain. Last summer I […]

Look at us…(Spoken Word)

By Cindy Lora Cindy Lora is currently a college student working on her Associate of Arts degree in English. She is a Steering Representative for the California Dream Network, and fully enjoys being involved with my community.   Alien Dreamer Illegal Undocumented Inferior Equal There are those who have said, “Look at them. They are the invisible children of […]

Undocumented and Depressed

Dreamers Adrift > Undocublog By Minhaz Depression is a disorder that is often linked to experienced anxiety. While there are many “light at the end of the tunnel” aspects to our undocumented lives, there are also many things in that life that cause us to be anxious. And this can lead to all sorts of […]

Education is our passport

By Ish H “Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” -Malcolm X The DREAM Act, first proposed in 2001, stands for A�Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. Being undocumented is a struggle that we all have to deal with each and every single […]


  Dreamers Adrift > Undocublog By Juan S Undocumented love is expressed in all forms. Love for the family members that are always there for you. Love for the ally that does what she/he can to support you. Love for the partner that understands (or tries to understand) what you may be going through. Love […]