An incredible, detailed, heartbreaking first person article in the NYTimes by a journalist who is an undocumented immigrant. More than most similar articles I've read, this one goes into the reality of what it means to be undocumented, the day to day (and larger) decisions and effects, and grey areas, etc. Well-written and especially brave as he documents the various illegal things he has done (for instance, use a fake social security number), in order to get schooling and employment. A highly recommended read.

From the New Yorker: The Invisible Army: For foreign workers on U.S. bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, war can be hell.

Left: My amazing friend Kate made and gave me this papercut for my birthday and I'm thinking a version of it might be my next tattoo...so excited!

“It takes no compromise to give people their rights…it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.” - Harvey Milk

1 comment:

George D said...

That first article is an amazing one. I appreciate the links you've been sharing. Thanks. Keep spreading the word; a world where people are illegal is a world I don't want anyone to live in.

I don't know if you've heard about the Australian television 'Go Back To Where You Came From'? It's caused a huge ripple on refugees, and the trailer at least is worth a watch