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Jose is suffering from depression and high blood pressure, both of which his parents fear are not being properly monitored. He lives in constant fear of being killed by gangs in El Salvador, which is exactly what has happened to several people in his neighborhood.
1. Sign the petition and get the… CONTINUE READING
The Undocuhealth Project, which began as a by-product of the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA), is commemorating its first anniversary by celebrating Undocumented Mental Health Day and honoring Yanelli Hernandez & Joaquin Luna.
The group emphasizes the importance of mental and physical health access for all undocumented people. As such the group believes that any Comprehensive Immigration Reform must include a… CONTINUE READING
Angelica Velazquillo, a graduate student at the University of Chicago and an undocumented youth activist, says that even accessing health services at local clinics can be cumbersome, as many have waiting lists for mental services.
Fellow activist Marco
My name is Irvin Xochitla, I am a 20-year-old suffering from kidney failure. I was diagnosed with the illness at the age of 13 and on June 2 ,2006, I got put on a treatment called peritoneal dialysis.
On this treatment, I have to be hooked up to a machine every night for nine hours. This treatment does the work my… CONTINUE READING
Maria was recently discharged from a medical facility where she was held for having suicidal thoughts. Reason: She is terrorized by the thought of being deported back to El Salvador where she experienced and witnessed sexual and physical abuse. Her doctor recommended 2 years of treatment. Maria must be released to the care of her family immediately!
Please sign her petition… CONTINUE READING
As the holiday season begins, there is a promising outlook both for Deferred Action applicants and recipients. There is even the hope of possibly obtaining driver’s licenses. In the midst of this progress, the unjust deportation of low-priority cases continue. Families continue to be separated by policies such as 287g and Secure Communities. Is there anything we can do to make a… CONTINUE READING
Sometimes by Angy Rivera
Sometimes, I just don’t know what to say.
New Emails, texts, calls each day
looking for the happy me
Or A reason to keep going
Feelings I may not have
Each day’s a battle
Sometimes, I want to sit here in my bed and cry my heart out
because the words won’t come out.
Let my frustration flow away
Not knowing… CONTINUE READING
I believe that one of the most horrific unexpected moments of life is falling into incredible moments of what seems to be a mental disasters, especially ones you do not want to revisit. I have been here before and I know this road all too well. I mean that is the risk we take as Undocumented Youth right? It is like walking… CONTINUE READING
Civic power is embracing who we are: Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unashamed with the objective to organize and improve the quality of life for our community. It is taking center stage to share our stories, advocate for our rights, and to challenge the status quo through different means and actions. Recently, this has meant infiltrating detention centers to help detainees who have been unjustly incarcerated.
Individually and collectively… CONTINUE READING
How do we deal with the pain, the challenges, the fear and frustration of being undocumented, of living with restrictions and the constant threat of deportation?
For me there is a place, a space, where I drop my worries, my fears, and face the despair threatening to consume me. It is my sanctuary where I celebrate the hope that bubbles, that rises, that invigorates me.
It captures. It alleviates. It saves
Alicia Torres Don knows how to fight. In the ring she is known as La Aguila Dorada, or the Golden Eagle, a luchadora character she developed around her fight for justice. However, outside the ring, she is best known for another fight: for the rights of undocumented youth living in fear and uncertainty inside the U.S.
The story… CONTINUE READING