Mexican Latina finds refuge in Little Village
Mexican Latina finds refuge in Little Vi
By Sylvia Oben — Unable to get out, even to go to the corner to wash laundry, Beatriz Santiago-Ramírez, an undocumented immigrant from Veracruz, has lived in the sanctuary at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Little Village for a month and a half to avoid being deported. Beatriz Santiago-Ramírez,...
Separated at the holidays
Separated at the holidays
Adriana Velazquez speaks to crowd on the importance of stopping the deportation and separation of families. By Veronica Rios —This Christmas, Mayra Hernandez will miss her cousin. “My cousin Guillermo submitted to voluntary deportation after being detained for driving without...
Immigration: A love story
Immigration: A love story
By Lynndel Noriega– “Up, up with education! Down, down with deportation!” chanted a crowd of 30 or so Latin American youths holding hand-painted signs advocating the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant “restricted” residency...
They’re Here, They’re Queer, and Sometimes They’re Undocumented
They’re Here, They’re Queer, and Som
By Jenny Patiño– You know that tío your family doesn’t really like to talk about? The one that never got married and kind of reminds you a little of Walter Mercado? Or how about your tía Margarita and her “comadre” Rosa, the lady she’s been living with for 10 years? ...
Stop separating families
Stop separating families
By Mariela Quintuna — It was October 26, 2008 when the news came in that my brother-in-law, Hector, had to go back to Mexico to finish the process of becoming a legal permanent resident in the United States. My sister, Silvia and he had decided that same year that he needed...
Obama silent on immigration reform
Obama silent on immigration reform
By Teresa Puente — There are many important issues facing our new president from the economy to the housing crisis and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But one topic Obama is ignoring is immigration reform. We heard Obama talk about immigration reform on the campaign trail...