How a middle-aged professor came to participate in a civil disobedience action to stop a deportation bus

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As I woke at 5:30 in the morning  to get dressed I remembered all the instructions:  no contacts in case the cops use pepper mace; no shoe laces, lacy accessories or jewelry that will be removed in jail; be prepared for a strip search and to have your glasses removed while you are detained.  The […]

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Protección Contra la Deportación: Honrar a los Veteranos Estadounidenses y a Sus Familiares Indocumentados a Través del Parole-in-Place

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 ”Entonces, ¿por qué sigues indocumentada?” Esa es la pregunta que recibí de la mayoría de la gente, porque no podían creer que la esposa de un miembro del ejército estaba luchando para obtener una tarjeta de residencia. Después de todo, se espera que estar casado/a con un/a ciudadano/a de los estados unidos debe conceder estatus […]

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Relief from Deportation: Honoring U.S. Veterans and their Undocumented Families through Parole-in-Place

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 “So, why are you still undocumented?” That was the question that I got from most people because they could not believe that an Army wife was struggling to get a green card. After all, it is expected that being married to a U.S. citizen should grant you legal status automatically, even more if your spouse […]

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Dreams That Are Conscious

"Its not much of a guitar but for me it has given me an outlet."

By Caiden, First Installment Dreams aren’t what they used to be. No matter if it’s in my head or in my heart, I only know how to live in this moment.   Everyone is so disconnected from another. At what point do we allow people in our thoughts? Time is gone, it stops who we […]

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Convinced of the power of organizing, thank you [A message from the Vera family]

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Juan Carlos was detained at McHenry county detention center after being turned over to immigration by a human resource employee who thought she was doing her ‘civic duty.’ At court he was given a bond that the family could afford, unopposed by ICE. Below is a thank you note from his brother, and an account […]

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Response from Undocumented Organizers to Immigration Reform Conversation

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In the last few days there have been a number of important announcements on immigration policy and the upcoming conversation on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). Amongst the responses to these developments, undocumented immigrant students, workers, and organizers have weighed in on the conversation on CIR, the proposal from the ‘Gang of 8,’ and president Obama’s […]

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