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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