Archive | Immigration

04 August 2014 ~ 1 Comment

The 15-Year Prison Sentence Is Over

The statute of limitations on being undocumented is over. As of August 1, 2014, I am a lawful permanent resident of the United States. The actual process was easy, but that is probably because I’m an attorney. Last December, we had a 7 minute interview to prove that we had a bona-fide marriage. After that, I […]

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28 July 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Boycott the White House: The Pathway to Citizenship Begins With Self-Representation

  Today, grassroots leaders from the immigrant rights movement went to several D.C. organizations with a simple request: Stop negotiating with the White House on behalf of directly impacted immigrant communities. Convening in front of the White House, immigrant leaders demanded that all organizations respect the established picket line and abstain from meetings with the White […]

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09 June 2014 ~ 8 Comments

Long Awaited CSPA Decision Is Out — And Unfortunate

It is a 5-4 decision for the government in Scialabba v. de Osorio, and 65 pages long, which is why it took so long to release. Read the entire opinion here. This decision means imminent family separation. It means that (adult) children who age out of petitions filed on behalf of their parents cannot keep their […]

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01 May 2014 ~ 0 Comments

A-Z Guide On Undocumented

Shoutout to my good friend, Julio Salgado, for his awesome front-pager in the OC Weekly. I assisted with the writing, as did Gustavo Arrellano, so it is full of snark. It’s on the stands today so go grab your copy! And since I’m at a Windcall retreat for the month, this is my absolute last […]

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22 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

The Lies Behind Deportation Statistics

Democrat apologists are coming out of the woodwork to defend the Obama Administration’s deportation record. After all, once you deport 2 million people, expand immigration enforcement, and preside over the largest immigration detention complex in the world, there is nothing stopping even the conservative National Council of La Raza from calling you ‘Deporter-in-Chief.’ The esteemed […]

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22 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

“That Awkward Moment When You Run Away from Your Home Country Due to Discrimination For Being Queer, To Be Locked Up in the Land of the Free…”

Full text: “That awkward moment when you run away from your home country due to discrimination for being queer…Only to be locked up in the land of the free with a lot of machista, and sexist, homophobic, transphobic ICE officers.” – Alejandro Aldana Yesterday, I received this bittersweet postcard from my dear friend, Alex Aldana, […]

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21 April 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Blue Ribbon Commission Recommendations to the White House

Growing pressure on the Administration from immigration activists has  led the President to announce yet another review of deportation policies with the aim to make them “more humane.” Following the announcement, there was a mad rush to get “administrative action” memos to the White House from various groups, including the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the National […]

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20 April 2014 ~ 1 Comment

Keynote Speech at Hampshire College: “Crimmigration – We Are All Criminals”

For a primer background, see “But We Are Criminals: Countering the Anti-Racial Justice Framework of Immigration Reform” I received a call from my friend Farzana yesterday. Farzana has been in the country since she was 5 years old. She is 35 now. She’s from Pakistan but she has basically lived here for most of her […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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