Set Yourself on Fire

Mar 29

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Mar 26

Went to watch Mistaken by Strangers followed by the National performing at the Shrine auditorium. Their setlist was amazing. If only i hadn’t been so tired I would of enjoyed it more ….

Went to watch Mistaken by Strangers followed by the National performing at the Shrine auditorium. Their setlist was amazing. If only i hadn’t been so tired I would of enjoyed it more ….

Mar 24

DreamActivist: Trust Act Violated! Don't Deport Mother of Two, Nalleli Rincon! -

Early in February, 2014, Nalleli and her husband were involved in a lover’s quarrel that resulted in a heated argument with both parties inflicting harm upon each other. As a result, Nalleli called the police on her husband. As she hung up, however, she realized that she may have put herself and her family in even more of a difficult situation. Despite calling to cancel the call the police, the Rialto Police arrived on scene. Both Nalleli and her husband were interviewed and as a result, Nalleli was arrested for her part in the domestic quarrel.

Both Nalleli and her husband pleaded with the police to not arrest either of them, even to the point that the husband begged to be arrested in the place of the her. Nalleli was taken away and the next day she found herself in West Valley Detention Center where she was coerced into signing her own immigration documentation without understanding what she was signing. She was told that she would never see her family again.

During her arraignment, Nalleli was never told by the judge or by her court-appointed lawyer what the Trust Act was and how it applied to her situation. Soon thereafter she was transferred to San Bernardino ICE where she was told that she qualified for monitored release or ISAP program.

Despite her original charge being dropped, despite Nalleli’s ICE hold being illegally honored, and despite the fact that she is a low priority for deportation with a family that will suffer if she is deported, Nalleli must now wear an ankle bracelet (with the wrong charge printed on it) and faces being separated from her family.

In addition to the Trust Act being violated, according to the 2011 Morton Memo, Nalleli is a low priority for deportation. She has two minor children who love her, and has demonstrated his strong ties to the community.

Please help us out! Nalleli needs to remain here with her family and this is a signifcant case because the TRUST ACT was violated & now we need to hold ICE and the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Accountable.

So please sign, call and share!

Mar 21

thisisfusion:

As a DREAMer waits for an asylum decision, he says he’s being treated like a criminal: http://fus.in/1dfnnj5

thisisfusion:

As a DREAMer waits for an asylum decision, he says he’s being treated like a criminal: http://fus.in/1dfnnj5

Mar 19

malonetaylor:

Did you know? It’s your RIGHT to access reproductive healthcare without being intimidated or terrorized.

malonetaylor:

Did you know? It’s your RIGHT to access reproductive healthcare without being intimidated or terrorized.

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Mar 16

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[Nada Que Declarar] (at Otay Mesa Port Of Entry)

[Nada Que Declarar] (at Otay Mesa Port Of Entry)

Mar 14

Anonymous asked: You're awesome. Stay safe and take care of yourself! Besototes, carajo! jajaj

Thank you! <3

After May comes around I am stepping back from organizing for a few months. My mental health state is deteriorating faster than normal and this is not good.

Everything feels like a routine, nothing ever makes me happy anymore, I can hardly ever sleep , my eating habits are bad (one or two meals with too much caffeine) and add in anxiety like never before.

It’s so weird too because I’m thinking to myself “what do people even do outside of organizing?? Like theres a world outside organizing??’ 

I’ve been so consumed by it in the past 2/3 years of my life that I lost a part of myself in the process. Remember the old Luis ? the one that had hobbies and (while he complained a lot) seemed a bit happier than current Luis.

Don’t get me wrong I love organizing and I am not going to stop doing it….rather I think that I need to take a few precautions so that I am happy organizing again.

#1 I have to leave my job. Getting paid to “organize” sort of makes me not want to do it as much. Half of my tension is caused by all the organizing i have to do for work.

#2 Step back and let new folks take lead. I don’t have to be doing everything all the time.

#3 Start enjoying things in life again. You don’t always have to be busy & take the time to enjoy reading a book or just going on a coffee date with a friend.

These stories are the stories of the #Reform150. These are the stories of American families who have been torn wronged. Now is the time for us to right that wrong, to bring these families home, and to show what America really stands for.

Please sign & help out all these CA Families, come home. REFORM BEGINS HERE!

http://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome/california/yordy/http://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome/california/jaren/http://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome/california/samanthahttp://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome/california/urielhttp://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome/california/mariahttp://action.dreamactivist.org/bringthemhome/california/elesban

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Mar 12

ihpc:

this past weekend i traveled to a place that struck fear to my very core. the first time i passed through there i was a child knowing that after this gate was a strange place where everyone spoke gibberish and i would get to play with mickey mouse the reason for my little visit. 15 years later again crossed paths with this monster but unlike the last round it was my decision to go.the constant fear of an entity pointing a finger at me or my family would mean i would be torn from my home and existence to a land i once knew.those fences had become militarized and grew like skyscrapers spread across the earth. my third visit now i see how we become so scared of each other that we create barriers to keep people away because the fear fuels ignorance and hate the same tale repeats through time in a loop. looking beyond the small openings were broken lost souls their gaze pierced back through the chain linked fence and pillars of oxidized steel.this man made contraption separated us and the wondering eyes from children to adults alike to wonder if their family was among the crowd stateside there to at least speak a few minutes after years of separation. this has to end and the time is now

ihpc:

this past weekend i traveled to a place that struck fear to my very core.
the first time i passed through there i was a child knowing that after this gate was a strange place where everyone spoke gibberish and i would get to play with mickey mouse the reason for my little visit.
15 years later again crossed paths with this monster but unlike the last round it was my decision to go.the constant fear of an entity pointing a finger at me or my family would mean i would be torn from my home and existence to a land i once knew.those fences had become militarized and grew like skyscrapers spread across the earth.
my third visit now i see how we become so scared of each other that we create barriers to keep people away because the fear fuels ignorance and hate the same tale repeats through time in a loop.
looking beyond the small openings were broken lost souls
their gaze pierced back through the chain linked fence and pillars of oxidized steel.this man made contraption separated us and the wondering eyes from children to adults alike to wonder if their family was among the crowd stateside there to at least speak a few minutes after years of separation.
this has to end and the time is now

Y’all I literally haven’t left my office (aka my desk in my bedroom) all day.

Bringing 150 Families Back Home is serious bizniz! And it’s barely just begun! 

Make sure to please sign all the petitions that are to come & support any (and all) local organizing to help the #Reforma150 group come back home to United States.