Man Died In Administrative Limbo While In Immigration Detention (Op Ed)

By Fernando Romero Originally published on Huffington Post Latino Voices March 19, 2012 On the morning of Friday, February 24, I got out of bed with my usual swagger. I made a pot a coffee, a light breakfast and started getting ready for work. Still with lazy eyes, I started answering some e-mails when my […]

Somewhat Documented but Still Awkward

  By Fernando Romero   Date: Monday, March 12, 2012 Time: 8:30 a.m. Place: Dept. of Motor Vehicles in Pomona, Califorina   DMV clerk: In order to renew your license, I need to see all your immigration documents to see you’re still in the process. Do you have your green card? Fernando: I haven’t gotten my green […]

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 […]

The Civil Disobedience Event (A Play in Two Acts)

By Fernando Romero   I stood there in my neon-range security vest, unsure of what to think. When I turned my head right, I could see the snow-capped San Bernardino Mountains to the east encroaching upon us; just hanging and towering over all of us. They looked so majestic and peaceful like oil on canvas painting. […]

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 […]

An Appalling Charm (Non-fiction Memoir)

By 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 […]