juansaaa:

Ahhhhhhh. I’m liking leaving these tips at these facilities LOL #immigration #dreamact #undocumented #dwn  (Taken with Instagram)

juansaaa:

Ahhhhhhh. I’m liking leaving these tips at these facilities LOL #immigration #dreamact #undocumented #dwn (Taken with Instagram)

Free Deferred Action Training- Tampa FL

dreamactivistfl:

This Saturday, September 8th, we are hosting a free DACA training in Tampa. If you are in the area we encourage you to stop by, we’ll be having an attorney on hand to help answer any questions.

Many of you may have already started filling out your deferred action applications and might find yourself stuck on a question or maybe you are just about to start filling it out? This is a good time to get any questions out of the way and make sure you are filling it out right; remember you only have one shot so do it right!

  • Who: DreamActivist Florida and Attorney Kathryn E. Reeves (representing AzulaySeiden Law Group)
  • When: Tuesday, September 8th at 11:30am to 2:00pm
  • Where: Liga Deportiva, 5513 Ambassador Drive, Tampa, Florida
  • What: Free training on what deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) is and how to go about filling out your applications.

At the event we’ll have blank applications for you to pick up. We will also have a list of low-cost, trustworthy, immigration attorneys for you, if you feel you need one. You do not need to sign-up to attend but space is limited so please be sure to be there on time.

If you don’t live in Tampa but know some friends that would benefit from this DACA training please forward this message to them!

If you have any questions you can email santiago@dreamactivist.org or call  828-450-9858.

thenoobyorker:

juansaaa:

I don’t even know what to make of this Card at Hallmark. #USA #Immigration #Cotizenship #DreamAct (Taken with Instagram)

It’s certainly a very interesting card to sell.

oh lord. this makes me think of how all these organizations are jumping on the “new american” bandwagon.
Fuck that shit. We is Undocumented. end of story.

thenoobyorker:

juansaaa:

I don’t even know what to make of this Card at Hallmark. #USA #Immigration #Cotizenship #DreamAct (Taken with Instagram)

It’s certainly a very interesting card to sell.

oh lord. this makes me think of how all these organizations are jumping on the “new american” bandwagon.

Fuck that shit. We is Undocumented. end of story.

reallifedocumentarian:

Check the smiles on @PadresYJovenes as #metrostate approves their #colorado high school & GED tuition rate! #undocumented #immyouth #dreamact (Taken with Instagram at Baerresen Ballroom)

reallifedocumentarian:

Check the smiles on @PadresYJovenes as #metrostate approves their #colorado high school & GED tuition rate! #undocumented #immyouth #dreamact (Taken with Instagram at Baerresen Ballroom)

iyjl:

Izlia is currently sitting in jail, she was told she would be piicked up by ICE this morning, Wednesday the 25th, and transferred to the Tacoma Detention Center hundreds of miles away.

Izlia IS DREAM Act eligible and should not be facing deportation. Izlia meets all the requirements for discretion as announced by the Obama Administration.

We have a very short window to get ICE to realize it’s mistake in detaining another DREAMer, help us get the word out and make sure Izlia doesn’t spend even a second in detention!

TAKE ACTION: Make a Phone Call 

Call John Morton: 202-732-3000 or 202-732-3100

Sample Script: ”I am calling to ask that Izlia Luna (A# 205-297-501) be released from Josephine County Jail in Oregon. Izlia has no criminal record, she is being told she will be sent to ICE today! Please stop Izlia’s deportation immediately.”

2.  Be sure to sign the petition and share it with a friend: http://bit.ly/orizlia

Undocuqueers in Chicagoland area…

iyjl:

Homofrecuencia, QPhonic, Radio Arte

Present

Queer Prom 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
National Museum of Mexican Art

1852 West 19th Street

Chicago, IL

TICKETS 
Students/Youth $10 
Adults $20

A SPACE FOR LGBTQ YOUTH AND ALLIES TO CELEBRATE FEARLESSLY AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY WHO THEY ARE, OUR COMMUNITIES, AND PROM!

The immigrant Youth Justice League will have a table, come hang out with some undocuqueers and friends. We’ll be providing scholarship information for undocumented students. 
For more information visit: http://radioarte.org/queer-prom-2012/

Signal Boost!

How To Be Jaded

queerdesi:

1. If you don’t like how something is being done, make noise, walk out and go do it better yourself.

2. See bullshit from several miles away. Go on a rampage about the “bull-shit” and call people out.

3. Laugh and be condescending towards the n00bs trying to bring people together and unite under a “big tent” as if thousands before them have not tried the same thing with little success.

4. Speak up on conference calls just to address racism, sexism, heterosexism, homophobia, fat-phobia, able-ism and other forms of discrimination. Never sweep it under the rug.

5. Get thrown out and banned from spaces you have created and spaces that need you.

6. Embrace the pejoratives: divisive, angry, “petulant child” and “in your face lesbian.”

7. Be real: if it looks and tastes like piss, it is piss.

8. Talk and vent with other jaded people to share notes and heal from the collective everyday trauma together.

9. Spend time writing blog posts like this so everyone else can laugh and heal.

For a long time now, the legalization of our community has hinged on wrapping the flag of American nationalism around us and showing mainstream America that we are just like them, and in some cases, much better than them. “Dreamers” have been long portrayed as the model-minority of the undesirable undocumented population, as the lowest hanging fruits. Only recently have we started to agitate, celebrate our differences, and proudly state that our communities are diverse, our parents are not criminals, that most of us are not Valedictorians and star athletes, that some of us have had run-ins with the law, and that some of us think of home as dispersed among many hearts rather than being a geographical location in the USA. After all, we should not need to look and act the same in order to enjoy the same rights.
juansaaa:

I may be the first #undocumented student to give a @TedTalk. #DreamAct #immigration @TEDxFSU (Taken with instagram)

Aw yeah. Go DREAMers.

juansaaa:

I may be the first #undocumented student to give a @TedTalk. #DreamAct #immigration @TEDxFSU (Taken with instagram)

Aw yeah. Go DREAMers.

You are either for maintaining America’s tradition of incorporating generations of immigrant families into America through a controlled and orderly process or you are not. You are either for getting immigration under control by making legality and visas an option for immigrants or you are not. You are either for making sure we have fair laws evenly enforced so that members of our society share the same rights and responsibilities as citizens and taxpayers or you are not. And you either think the type of people who are immigrants today can and will become full partners in our shared destiny — just as our forefathers and mothers did when people doubted them — or you do not. There has always been a small number of Americans opposed to incorporating immigrants fully into society and they have always been wrong.

Rep. Luis Gutierrez, The Stolen Dreams Act

(Not a fan of the guy, but that was some good writing)

Yeah…not a great fan of him either…but ^

Sometimes, I feel excluded even within the LGBTQ community. I remember the gay clubs in West Hollywood that would deny my friends and I entrance because of our Mexican matriculation. And I remember the faces they would give me, one of confusion and then of disgust that seemed to be thinking: “Mexican, Illegal, Fake.” How are we fighting for acceptance in the LGBTQ community when many do not accept their queer brothers and sisters who are also oppressed as undocumented immigrants? […] My struggle and voice as an undocumented Latino gay man hopes to bring together not only my LGBTQ community of color but to show how crucial it is for both movements to accept the fact that LGBTQ issues are irrefutable immigrant rights issues. Alone, we’re vulnerable. Together, we are stronger. To ostracize one from another is something we can no longer afford to do.

dreamactivistfl:

URGENT: Daniela, an 18 year old high school student, could be deported on March 28th, 2012. Please take immediate action to stop her deportation!

To help stop Daniela’s deportation, please sign the petition to your right and make a phone call!

TAKE ACTION - MAKE A CALL:

Call ICE – John Morton @ 202.732.3000

Sample Script: “I am calling to ask that the deportations of DREAM Act youth Daniela Pelaez (A# 097-624-663) and sister Dayana Pelaez (A# 097-624-663) be stopped. Daniela has been living in the U.S. since she was four years old. She is the valedictorian of her high school class and has plans of attending college after graduation. Daniela is eligible for the DREAM Act and shouldn’t be deported. Stop the deportation of DREAMer Daniela Pelaez and Dayana Pelaez.”

PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION AND ACTION ALERT WITH YOUR FRIENDS!

To Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, John Morton; and Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano:

We, the undersigned, write to request that you take immediate action to stop the deportation of DREAM Act eligible youth Daniela Pelaez (A# 097-624-663) and her sister Dayana Pelaez (A# 097-624-663)

Daniela was brought to the United States when she was only four years old. At 18, Daniela is an outstanding student. She is currently attending North Miami Senior High School, where she is the valedictorian of the class of 2012. She also takes part in a rigorous worldwide magnet program called the International Baccalaureate magnet. 

In 2003, Daniela’s mother married an American resident and the family started their immigration process. Daniela’s mom left the country for medical reasons in 2006 and Daniela’s rights were forfeited. Daniela didn’t hear anything from immigration authorities until 2010, when she was summoned for a removal hearing. An immigration judge denied Daniela’s application for a visa and ordered her deportation for March 28th, 2012. 

Daniela’s brother, a U.S. citizen, is a specialist in the U.S. army and has done a tour in Afghanistan and her father is a permanent resident. If she is deported, she will be separated from her dedicated family and friends. Daniela wishes to graduate from high school and continue with her education in college. 

Daniela is eligible for the DREAM Act. According to the memo issued by John Morton, she is not a priority for deportation and should be granted favorable exercise of prosecutorial discretion. 

We, the undersigned, urge you to stop the deportation of Daniela Pelaez (A# 097-624-663) and sister Dayana Pelaez (A# 097-624-663) 

This is the dilemma that I go through everyday. I don’t drive nor do I work and yet everyone I know is basically doing just that. It makes you feel like a nobody and that you’re useless. I really would like to do both…heck I would love to do simple things that everyone can do because they’re US citizens. But I always try to keep a positive attitude. Negativity didn’t help me before and it won’t now.

This is the dilemma that I go through everyday. I don’t drive nor do I work and yet everyone I know is basically doing just that. It makes you feel like a nobody and that you’re useless. I really would like to do both…heck I would love to do simple things that everyone can do because they’re US citizens. But I always try to keep a positive attitude. Negativity didn’t help me before and it won’t now.

nitemoon:

“Dear DHS, ICE, and every immigration officer who would love to see me deport myself, please wipe that ugly smug smile off your face, because I’m about to rewrite every rule you spent your life enforcing.”