HOME: Act 1 Scene 23

Stephanie's first and last birthday in the Philippines.

“Home” is a complication of pieces ironically titled in play format to address how we are made to perform our undocumentation on a regular basis and how we, as undocumented people, have been used by countless individuals (even within “the movement” and by our own doing whether conscious of exploitation or not), groups, institutions and […]

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Release Jose From Detention & Reunite Him With His Family


Take a minute to reach out to ICE and tell them to stop Jose’s deportation. Call National ICE Director John Morton: (202) 732-3000, and sign the petition: TELL ICE: Release Jose Espino-Cervantes (A# 205-283-427) from detention.   Jose Espino-Cervantes (A# 205-283-427) came to the U.S. 13 years ago as a teenager in search of a better life. About two weeks ago, […]

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Durbin’s Staff Asks Security to Escort Octavio’s Mom Our of Office [Video]


Senator Durbin is supportive of immigration reform, but has not been so helpful when we are trying to keep families together. While his staff has called ICE to inquire about the status of Octavio’s case, he has not taken any other action. On Monday, Octavio’s mom went to his office to ask for a letter […]

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Miguel Got Released!


Miguel Bonilla had been detained for over 3 months at Dodge Detention Center. At his last court hearing the judge told him he could be released if he paid bond and applied for cancellation of removal, a form of immigration relief. Miguel came to the United States over 11 years ago from Mexico. He is […]

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62 University of Illinois at Chicago Faculty & Admin ask for Release of Dream 9

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Sixty two faculty members of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have released a letter of support for the ‘Dream 9′, including Lulu Martinez, a current UIC student and former IYJL organizer, being held at Eloy Detention Center in Arizona. Lulu Martinez intends to continue her studies upon her return. You can also read […]

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The 1.7 Million

Border immigration activists

The Obama administration in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have made it a priority to detain and deport 1.7 million members from our communities. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enacted a yearly quota of 400,000 deportations in 2010 in an attempt to surpass the 387,000 deportations from 2009. The profits made from these human transactions go […]

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