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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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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20 July 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Why I Support The Bring Them Home Campaign

Several immigrant youth, who have been leaders in the undocumented youth movement in the United States, have crossed the border into Mexico, and plan to turn themselves in alongside other undocumented youth who left or were deported from the United States at a border crossing. With applications for legal admission in hand, they will demand […]

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17 July 2013 ~ 0 Comments

“You May Think I Am Crazy, But I Think It Is Crazier That I Haven’t Seen My Family for 15 Years”

“In 2008 I was knocking on doors to get President ‪#‎Obama‬ elected, and now, in 2013, I will be knocking on America’s door, asking President Obama to bring my community home.” – Lizbeth Mateo. Breaking from The National Immigrant Youth Alliance: Leaders of the undocumented youth movement in the United States have crossed the border […]

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02 February 2011 ~ 0 Comments

Top-Gear, Top-Notch Racism from BBC Network

A host of the popular show ‘Top Gear’ described a Mexican car and people as “lazy, feckless, and flatulent” on a recent show. And it is not going over well with a lot of people. The icing on the cake is that the Top Gear hosts were confident that people would not complain. Especially the […]

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06 July 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Wearing a Mexico Jersey Makes You "Illegal"

I am migrating a few of my favorite blog posts over the past year to my personal blog. I apologize if this causes issues with your RSS feeds. Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher can don the Brazilian soccer jersey and cheer for the South American team without bringing his citizenship under scrutiny. But apparently a 12-year […]

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22 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Moron of the Week – JW Lown

Love makes us do retarded things. Mayor of San Angelo, Texas–J.W. Lown–has abruptly stepped down from his post earlier this week, declaring that he had moved to Mexico to be with his male lover, who had been living illegally in the United States for quite some time. Scheduled to take the oath of office last […]

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19 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Critique: Subaltern Immigrants

Odem 2008 Subaltern Immigrants The status of millions of undocumented workers from Mexico and Latin America in the United States poses a serious challenge to the country’s founding myth as an immigrant nation. They form an integral part of the US labour force, but exist on the margins of the nation’s political and social life. […]

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25 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

More Border Woes – DHS runs out of $$; Head replaced

Trouble seems to follow the border fence everywhere–they may be hedged together. After waiving environmental protections, trying to build the wall through a school campus, and causing flooding trouble, we hear from the DHS that the proposed border wall is over-budget and that the official in charge of the multibillion-dollar program, Greg Giddens, has been […]

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21 September 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Border No Boundary for Some Students

Students from a school in the Roma Independent School District cross the Miquel Aleman Bridge from Mexico into the United States. The Monitor photos by Gabe Hernandez A student walks across the Miguel Aleman Bridge from Mexico to the United States with her guardian to attend a school in the Roma Independent School District. A […]

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