Angy, Thank you so much. I really appreciate reading your posts. Especially during the days when i feel like everything is going bad. I’m really sad that the dream act didn’t pass but i hope it passes next time. Thanks again
Maria Marquez from Los Angeles CA
Wow Angy!!!! GOD bless you. I want to thank you for everything! I have a lot of great things to tell you that would fill this whole page. Thanks again for the super, super job you are doing! I love you!
Thank you, let me know how i can help!!!!! I also need the ,,,Dream Act..
I KNOW WE ARE GOING TO GET IT…AMEN.
Hi Angy, this is Antonio Medina, I am very angry and sad that the Dream Act didn’t pass and I want to give myself to whatever needs to be done next. When are you guys meeting next? What are your plans? I have some ideas that i like to share, but i would prefer to share them with just one or two people and not with a whole group to start. We have to keep the hope and work up and going. I will definitely try to go to the events that you guys have scheduled.
I’m truly glad your spirits have been lifted through these posts. That is the mission of this, to inspire youth and everyone alike; to show others how being undocumented affects us, not just politically but emotionally as well. In order for the Dream Act to pass we can’t sit around and wait for justice to happen. I hope you’re active in what’s going on in California with the dream act version. Don’t let one loss keep you from trying again.
Your email is very sweet it made me smile! There is no need to thank me. It’s something we all have to do to keep ourselves sane. We need to start taking care of each other because we are the only ones who understand each other. As undocumented students we can relate to the struggle easier no matter what state we live in. It’s everyone’s job to step up and fight for what’s right. How can equal access to education be wrong? I love you and all the undocumented students out there who struggle everyday to make a better life for themselves. You all are strong and amazing people. Don’t ever feel alone, because you’re not.
We were all very sad and frustrated when the Dream Act didn’t pass. It was something very difficult for us to realize and it took some time adjusting to it. It was very difficult coming to terms with the fact that undocumented youth had walked to DC, starved for their dreams, did acts of civil disobedience, and much more, to only be ignored once again. These efforts weren’t in vain because without 2010, this wouldn’t be the new civil rights movement.
Dear Anonymous, Maria and Antonio,
Thank you all three for taking time out to email me with your comments or questions.
All three of you expressed your concern about the Dream Act and asked what can be done next. We hope to get bills like the Dream Act passed in each state. All these Anti-Immigrant bills that are being introduced need to combated with Pro-Immigrant bills. Instead of protesting we need to start setting our own standards. I invite you all to get involved and plug yourselves into the movement.
Anonymous, Maria, Antonio and all the other readers I invite you all to participate in this year’s coming out week by sending us your undocumented story. Share how you’ve overcome struggles and what your life is like as an undocumented student. Share how you don’t plan on giving up and how disappointed you are at the lack of action from our government.
Antonio, you expressed interest in attending some of our events so I’m guessing you’re in New York. Check out the NYSYLC page for any updates on events, general meetings and who to contact for more info. Also, email me your story (if you feel comfortable you can attach a picture of yourself) and also read some of our stories from last year for inspiration!
I urge you to email me with any questions, concerns, comments or just your own story. This is a space to vent out any feelings you have bottled up inside. Whatever you write is up to you and you will not be judged. Your stories and worries matter! You are not alone. Remember, the insecurities and fears you have, someone else is them having too! Don’t be afraid to speak out!
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The views expressed by the author on this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC).