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Immigration – Dreamers

Dreamer: I discovered my passion for politics and community organizing

Ada Marys |  Issue: April | May 2018

CHICAGO – When DACA was implemented, I was finally able to share with the world who I truly was. I grew encouraged to not only tell my story but also to get involved and help other Dreamers like me. I joined the DREAMers Club at my high school and eventually became president. It was through […]

‘We are here, and we are not giving up.‘

Luz, Chicago |  Issue: April | May 2018

  CHICAGO – The United States government had six months since September 5, 2017 to come up with a permanent solution for the Dreamers. During these six months, 22,000 DACA recipients lost their protection. While some anxiously wonder if they should put their plans on hold and return to constantly looking over their shoulders, others […]

La Promesa de Libertad Liberty’s Promise

Juan-Carlos Pérez – Interdisciplinary Visual Artist |  Issue: February | March 2018

  CHICAGO – For the past 15 years, I’ve been working with disenfranchised communities that lacked the resources to bring the arts into their school environment. When I come in to work with schools, no project is ever the same. For example, with “La Promesa de Libertad/Liberty’s Promise”, the majority of the student population happened […]

A new chapter in the Dreamers movement

From the editors |  Issue: February | March 2018

When President Trump rescinded DACA, a new chapter of the Dreamers movement began. The Dreamers are using what they’ve learned. They will use their presence in every corner of the country to mobilize. When the Dreamers say, “We are here to stay,” they don’t just mean this literally. They also mean that their voices will […]

Dreamers protest system creating criminals

Steve Teixeira |  Issue: February | March 2018

LA’s Immigrant Youth Coalition is fighting for ‘our right to be human’     Dragging chains and bed frames into the street, young activists blocked an intersection in front of LA’s Federal Building on Wilshire Blvd. on October 5. According to the LA Daily News, the protesters said they were “fighting for our right to […]

A Dreamer breaks her Silence

Luz Cortés |  Issue: February | March 2018

It takes one person to be brave for others to take a stand Everyone has a shadow – even when it is dark, it’s still there. But what happens when instead of letting your shadow follow you, you become your own shadow? That’s what being undocumented in the United States is like. It’s easier to […]

The right to stay with our families!

from the Editors |  Issue: November | December 2017

An injury to one, is an injury to all     America was built by immigrants from all over the world. This includes those forced into slavery and brought against their will. It includes the Native Americans who were first to arrive. Oppression, exploitation, and brutality have been part of this history, and they continue. […]