How do you keep yourself from feeling like school & your degree were a waste of time?

It’s something I’ve been struggling with greatly myself. How do you keep from feeling the past X amount of years were a complete waste of time? What about the five years it took for me to graduate when my parents paid in sweat, tears, and untold sacrifices. How many times did I wake up in […]

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How to walk out of a DHS [In]secure Communities hearing

This is the testimony/ call for a walk out by Alaa Mukahhal, given at the public hearing on Secure Communities in Chicago, August 17th, 2011. After this call, over 300 people walked out of the meeting to join a civil disobedience by undocumented students outside.  My name is Alaa and I’m undocumented. Today, I am […]

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We do not want to live in fear anymore: Testimony against Secure Communities

Fanny Martinez is an undocumented student about to start her graduate degree at the University of Chicago. As she prepares to give this testimony today, her husband, a veteran, is flying from Afghanistan home. Fanny is one of the 8 undocumented youth who will be conducting a direct action and “coming out” rally at the […]

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