Apathy is Not an Option: Election Night for Undocumented Americans (non-fiction essay)

By Edber Macedo Edber is third year UCLA student and a member of Dream Team Los Angeles.   On November 6, 2012 people across the world placed their attention to on the American people (or more accurately the Electoral College) to who they would choose as the person who would influence all corners of the […]

My “Crime” (poetry)

By Aurea Martinez Chile, India, Brazil, El Salvador and for me Mexico. My “crime” was to be born in another country, to not take my first breath of air in the land of the free and the home of the brave. For my first shrieks were not heard by the Statue of Liberty but by […]

It’s Not Every Day a Dreamer Gets to Go Home

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 […]

Immigrant Youth Coalition does not forget its mission

Dreamers Adrift > Undocublog   by Dulce During the weekend of August 10th to the 12th, youth from across California gathered in Los Angeles with a purpose: to learn, connect, and empower. The collective, Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC) had its first ever retreat with close to 30 youth representing the areas of Los Angeles, San Gabriel Valley, […]

The Science of Dreams Pt. 2

Dreamers Adrift > Undocublog by Minhaz Sleeping leads to dreaming and that can be dangerous. That’s why I avoid sleeping at all costs and why I am writing this at 3am. But before I began my life in this nocturnal wonderland, I tried my best to understand it. The hidden reason behind why I got […]

The Science of Dreams Pt. 1

The Science of Dreams is a parallel piece by two undocumented science majors that covers each writers perspectives on science in the undocumented community. Juan is majoring in Electrical Engineering and Minhaz has a degree in Neuroscience. By Juan S Scientists and Dreamers have a lot of things in common. Both push the limits of […]

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 […]

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 […]

How ‘Finding Nemo’ taught me more in 5 Seconds than any psychology book ever did

By Juan S I’m always smiling, but I wasn’t always like this. For the most part I was shy, quiet, and scared of trying something new. Now I’m nothing like I was before. What helped me breakout of my shell was to finally not care about my immigration status. Yet, behind this smile and positive attitude […]

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  Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. Being undocumented is a struggle that we all have to deal with each and every single […]