Undocumented and Awkward: Episode 11

The idea for this video came on the BART very late at night, on the way back to the East Bay from a night of debauchery and a gluttonous intake of tacos in the Mission district. Catherine (from ASPIRE) rode with Julio and me, and we chatted about painfully discomforted situations of our past. Catherine […]

Immigration Reform and Unionization; Dining Hall Workers Seek Justice For All Workers (Op Ed)

By Fernando Romero   Originally published on Huffington Post Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012   No one would’ve thought that the immigration debate would make a stop in the cookie-cutter community of Claremont, California. But the recent firing of 16 kitchen staff workers at Pomona College has caught national attention and caused immigrant rights groups and […]

Mi Amor

By Jeresia L. Norris   Mi Amor, my love –that’s what I call him.  It’s what I have always called him.  That has been his name in my phone for five years now.  I first met my husband five years ago at the end of a bad divorce.  The first night I met him I […]

War Within Myself (poetry)

By Anonymous My heart Spins taking Destruction at exclusive Mass have souls trip The weapons like direct Resistance feel more Capable brilliant without Age limit dreams flash One unpredictable truth that Triggers my courage discovering My self-esteem

What happens to a dream deferred? (non-fiction essay)

By I. Cruz I. Cruz works with Mississippi Immigrants’ Rights Alliance. She is currently making contacts all over the state and South to increase awareness of the importance of immigrants’ rights, and hoping to form significant partnerships with immigrants and allies on the way. I, Cruz is busy because there are 6 anti-immigrant laws here and […]

A Dreamer’s Howl (Poetry)

By Jesus Cortez   My blood will not mix with the blood of other oppressed peoples for a piece of paper.   I do not want to fit in, to be the model citizen, to agree with every lie and take it as a truth.   These papers, this “freedom” signed by those who have […]

Malinche Dreams (Poetry)

By Erick Huerta, Erick Huerta, aka El Random Hero, is a journalism student at East Los Angeles College,  DREAM Act activist with Dream Team Los Angeles.   Not me betray my people, but they me Not me betray my people, but they me Not me betray my people, but they me All of my life, […]

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 […]

Undocumented and Awkward: Episode 10

  When I was in high school, I had a huge crush on a young lady who had bravely started the first LGTBQ support organization in our school (this was back in 1999-2000). She was smart, strong, beautiful, very compassionate, and she didn’t exactly identify as gay. I thought that I just might have a […]

On “Anchor Baby” Being in the New American Heritage Dictionary

“Anchor Baby” Added to the New American Heritage Dictionary I don’t know what the executives and editors were thinking when they decided that it was appropriate to add this term into their dictionary, but the way that I see it, “Anchor Baby” isn’t a word. It’s a term used to shame and insult millions of […]