30 September 2013 ~ 5 Comments

Of the Deported and Departed – Lessons from the #BringThemHome Campaign

Two whole months after self-deporting to Mexico, walking up to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with a humanitarian parole and asylum application to come back to the United States and spending 17 days at the Eloy Detention Center in remote Arizona, I still remain in awe of the Bring Them Home action organized by […]

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07 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

TODAY: DREAM 9 Released from Eloy Detention Center

This just in from the National Immigrant Youth Alliance: “We just got the call, ‪‎Dream 9‬ will be released today! Mission Accomplished!” After being forced to leave his home in the US to get urgent surgery, Ceferino will finally be able to return to his community. Claudia will finally be able to come home to the place […]

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07 August 2013 ~ 0 Comments

DREAM 9 Pass Credible Fear

  The media is abuzz with news that the DREAM 9 were approved for asylum or tentatively approved. Before you go out to protest against “asylum for Mexican nationals” none of this is true. When someone walks into the U.S. without papers and requests asylum, they are detained for a credible fear interview, which should […]

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04 August 2013 ~ 5 Comments

DREAM 9 – America’s Political Prisoners

Now that we are clear that immigration lawyers are not the victims of a “broken immigration system” even though they love to act like it, this one is for more important and pressing matters. This past week, two of the DREAM 9, Lulu Martinez and Maria Peniche, carried out an unprecedented “undocumented and unafraid” action […]

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28 July 2013 ~ 4 Comments

Send the #Dream9 Snail Mail

I’m unavailable this week due to foreseeable false imprisonment, but if there is anything you can do, send the Dreamers a letter. All they did was try to walk home (and organized inside the jail) and now they are in solitary confinement. They may be expedite removed or force-fed or both this week, so it […]

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