I Define Myself: Undocumented & Unafraid Portrait Exhibit

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Join us on Saturday June 14th at 6PM for the opening reception and panel discussion of the “I Define Myself: Undocumented & Unafraid” Portrait Project. Panelists to include: Jocelyn Munguia Fearless Undocumented Alliance), Yaxal Sobrevilla (UIC Heritage Garden), Arianna Salgado (Immigrant Youth Justice League), and Fanny López (featured in the project).

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Antonio at May Day: “I Am Now Telling President Obama That We Don’t Want This Change”

” I am now telling President Obama that we don’t want this change, we don’t want your hope if this is what hope and change look like. I don’t want to be afraid that I might lose another family member, a friend, a lover, and a community member tomorrow.”

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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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