Queer AAPI Writer, Associate and Researcher

Prerna Lal Prerna Lal created a historic national network of undocumented youth to organize for the DREAM Act and fight against deportations. A social media strategist, her pioneering use of online communications to stop deportations has become standard among organizations across the country. She is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, and is currently working on her next entrepreneurial venture, while advising on movement strategy and tactics.

10 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

The Cutest Immigration Video You’ll Ever See

Yes, that’s an Upworthy-style title. You got me. But this is seriously worth 15 seconds of your time. Post by (DRM) Dream Action Coalition. Immigrant families from across the country are gathered at the White House right now, hunger-striking and demanding the President to stop deporting their loved ones. He sent ICE to their doorsteps, […]

07 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

What To Do When “Fans” Cross The Line?

I’ve had a few “fans” — right-wing extremists and some immigration reform advocates — target my home in California. Last week, someone by the name of “Mauricio Carvallan” posted some of my home addresses online hurling false accusations of “document fraud” and “harboring illegal aliens” along with anti-gay, and anti-Muslim signs. Then, on Saturday night, […]

02 April 2014 ~ 2 Comments

Can An Undocumented Immigrant Travel to Hawaii?

Short answer, yes, with a valid, unexpired government-issued ID you can go to Hawaii and back. Well, at least I did with my California state-issued ID. How was Hawaii? It’s like any other tropical island–sunny golden beaches, deep blue-green lagoons, flavorful tropical fruits, and a panorama of beautiful views. At the same time, it has […]

21 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

While President Obama Takes 90 Days To “Review” Deportations, Here Are Some Deportations To Stop

While the President sits with his hands tied behind his back even as he deports people in record numbers, and Congress remains as ineffective as ever, here are some cases of deportations that need your immediate attention: Ana Cañenguez & her four sons face deportation to El Salvador, where they fear for their lives. Alfredo Reyes, an […]

18 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

#Not1More Blue Ribbon Commission to the White House

There has been big movement on the Not 1 More Deportation campaign front in the past few weeks. Key politicians have called on the White House to curtail deportations. The New York Times writes that President Obama is feeling the heat for his 2 million deportations. Janet Murgia jumped into the fray last week by calling the President […]

17 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Affirmative action is now the latest wedge issue in California to keep ethnic minorities from seeing our common interests. In California, a bill to revive affirmative action is dead. Mainstream media reports convey that opposition from insurgent Asian Americans groups killed the measure at the last minute. If this is true, then there is much work to be […]

11 March 2014 ~ 3 Comments

2014 Windcall Residency for Transformative Organizing

I’ve received great news – I’ve been awarded a 2014 Windcall Residency in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state to pursue resilient, healing and transformative organizing! As you may know, the Windcall Residency Program is a nationally recognized and pioneering leadership renewal program. It is one of the most powerful programs that many of its […]

10 March 2014 ~ 3 Comments

Undocumented Law Student? Tips for Surviving Law School From An Undocumented Law School Graduate

Evaluate whether law school is really for you. I am assuming you have taken the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), and are applying for law school. If you are still undecided on whether to take the LSAT, I’d like to note that the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) now provides fee waivers to DACA students, […]

08 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Did You Know The Border Extends to the Beach?

Post by Bring Them Home- Washington State. Reportedly, hundreds of families who were unjustly deported or were forced to leave the U.S. are coming back home from South America, Central America and Mexico on March 10, 2014 through the San Diego, Tijuana border. Some of these families include the Valencia family, who lived in Arizona […]

10 February 2014 ~ 1 Comment

The Triple Package Review: Debunking Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld

In their newly released book, The Triple Package, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld propose that some groups are naturally better than the others due to certain cultural traits they possess. I was on HuffPost Live to discuss the book, and to debunk its central notions, which you can watch here: If the embed link is […]