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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[In]Secure Communities: A Brief History of Tearing Up Families

Today DHS will have a public hearing on secure communities in Chicago, at 6pm, at 622 West Randolph. More info here. [In]Secure Communities (SComm) is a federal deportation program started in October 2008 by the Obama Administration. Its purpose is to have local law enforcement share with Immigration Customs and Enforcement anyone they take in […]

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Frustrations on being undocumented

In order to clear up my mind i have decided to compile a list of the frustrations i run into on a semi daily basis. These are specific to growing up undocumented. It helps to get them out of my head. Here i can see them and figure out how to get around them, instead […]

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