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Apr 12

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Undocumented Foreign Skin

This poem tells the story of a woman who left her life and her home country, crossed the border and became a nanny somewhere else where she feeds children that aren’t her own. She touches their hearts but still hopes to one day return. Click PLAY and follow along Working Skin Sweatshop eyes glistening with […]

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Apr 12

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I Am Not Undocumented But I Feel Like It

My name is Maria Martinez; I am not an undocumented immigrant but people have treated me like one. I have personally witnessed the suffering my parents and sisters have gone through for so many years. When I was three years old my parents took me back to Mexico where my two other sisters were born. […]

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Apr 12

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Claudio’s Being Deported!

On March 3, Claudio was arrested after suffering from convulsions and vomiting resulting from the side-effects of his prescribed diabetes medication, Metformin. He never received medical assistance and is currently being held in Riverhead Jail in, NY. Claudo is set to be deported as early as Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Claudio had taken ...

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Apr 12

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Love Me – Undocumented Poetry

Written by Angy, Love Me is an undocumented poem on lacking papers and love. Click play and follow along. Love me despite the many times I cry. Wrapped up in salty seas. I cannot swim. Choking on thick gooey insecurity and vulnerability. Love me even when I fail. Because of requirements Rejected from jobs, internships, […]

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Apr 12

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Walk to Albany: Undocumented Youth Reach Destination!

PRESS RELEASE Undocumented Youth Reach Destination! 150-mile walk shows determination and urgency to get New York Dream Act in 2012! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, April 16, 2012 Contact: Martin 949-395-3911 New York, NY. On April 17th, 2012, after walking 150 miles, fifteen undocumented youth and supporters from the New York State ...

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Apr 12

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After 9 months in Detention, Undocumented Student is Finally Released!

PRESS RELEASE After 9 months in detention, Undocumented Student is Finally Released! Obama’s discretionary policy continues to keep innocent Dream Act-eligible youth in detention and deportation risk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2012 Contact: Daniela 646-472-9565 New York, NY. Jordana Vera Serna, an undocumented Dream ...

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Apr 12

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Walk to Albany for the NY DREAM Act 4/9 – 4/17

From April 9 – April 17, undocumented youth and allies from the New York State Youth Leadership Council will be walking 150 miles from New York City to Albany. Supporters will join the walkers along the way. The NYSYLC, which originally introduced the New York Dream Act, is committed to seeing this bill pass by […]

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