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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator

July 31, 2013 / BY

Immigration Reform in the Los Angeles Area

As immigration reform takes center stage, many of us undocumented folks have taken a step back to reflect what immigration reform means for us and how it could possibly change not only our lives, but the future of this nation.
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July 24, 2013 / BY JESUS IÑIGUEZ

Breathing In Our Dead and The Spirit of Immigration Reform


written by Roberto Lovato
Of all our senses, the one that can most alter U.S. immigration history--and U.S. history itself--is our sense of smell. If we could, for example, magically bring the smell in the freezers of the Pima County Medical Examiner's office to politicians, advocates and voters on either side of the immigration debate, the current bi-partisan push for a “border surge” would die faster than a cricket stung by a scorpion in the extremely arid stretch of desert known as the “Devil's Highway.”
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July 09, 2013 / BY JESUS IÑIGUEZ

The Metropolitan Detention Center

When organizer Nancy Meza first told me about being able to see people peering from inside the Metropolitan Detention Center (located in Downtown Los Angeles, on the corner of Alameda and Aliso right off the 101 freeway) through grated windows, all the way from her seat on the Gold Line, I didn’t believe it...
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