In hopes of aiding the students in achieving higher education at a credited colleges and universities, and acknowledging that undocumented students pay out-of-state or international fees (3 to 4 times in-state-tuition), we started the Freedom University Scholarship Fund. The scholarship aims to help cover additional and necessary expenses for attending school such as administrative fees, transportation, clothing, personal care supplies, etc.
This fundraiser is about to reach it’s deadline!! Please please consider donating to the FU scholarship fund! The fund will help passionate undocumented young people go to college!!!
ONE DAY LEFT! PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN!!
It’s CRUNCH time for Freedom University scholarship fund fundraiser!!
Please help reach our goal! We know how scarce scholarship opportunities are for undocumented students. help us create another life changing opportunity for some of these students!
Help Freedom University reach their fundraising goal!! Share the link and Donate!!
The Freedom University Scholarship fund hopes raise enough money to award six $2,500 scholarships to undocumented young people attending universities in the upcoming school year!
My heart aches… in thousand different places
because this was something I had thought about …in the past.
When I felt so alone, and hopeless after graduation. When I blamed myself for not being able to attain higher education.
I wanted to disappear. I thought then maybe, I won’t feel this pain anymore. I won’t feel so useless. so worthless.
I think this is why, when I found my undocumented community, I went all out. I was and still am so passionate about this fight because I get so tired of the “all-star” immigrants narrative. It was that which made me so depressed and hated myself for not being one of those “all-stars”.
We lost another DREAMer. The tug-of-war game between politicians shut another set of dreams and goals to the point where a youth took his own life. How …how heartbreaking his family must feel.
Can you imagine what his mother is going through right now? Came to the country labeled Land of the Free, sacrificed everything she had for something called brighter future, and lost one of her son… her baby.
I send prayers to Joaquin and his family.
We need to unite as one, to reach out to one more DREAMer each day to prevent this from happening. We can’t keep losing youth because of some stupid government official’s laziness. we are not some tools to win votes. We have a face, we breathe just like you, and we dream like no other.
Protect your goals, your dreams, don’t lose hope.
DREAMerundocumented youth from GA
If you don’t remember or haven’t heard Joaquin Luna’s story in the past, Joaquin Luna was an undocumented youth in Texas who was aspiring to be a civil engineer. But from constant fear and suffering from depression, Joaquin committed suicide after losing his hopes of attending college.
I, too, have been in such dangerous psychological and mental state but because I was lucky enough to find a community for empowerment, I am here today, a step closer to attaining my dream.
Please remember Joaquin Luna on the one-year anniversary of his passing. Please know that you are not alone. E-mail Undocuhealth at Info@undocuhealth.org if you or someone you know needs mental health help.
And remember, power comes from you and your community working together. We cannot just sit around for politicians to “bring” change. We have to fight for our rights. Don’t let them say who is worthy or not, or who is a “good” DREAMer or “bad” DREAMer. Don’t let some failed piece of legislation define your struggles. and don’t forget our parents and our sisters and brothers who are also in the struggle.
It has been one whole year, and so much has changed for me. My politics have changed, my reality has changed. I proudly own my identities as a Korean undocumented women-of-color. I am now in school, studying… I am checking my privileges
But I am still here. Fighting the same struggle. regardless of DACA. DACA did not grant us permanent or stable security or change. we still have to fight for our rights.
I am one message away. if you need someone to talk to, don’t be afraid and reach out.
We are in this TOGETHER.
Used to bring you shame
With no one to give fault to
Our parents were the ones to blame
Not having a 9 digit number
you wrte stripped of your rights
Making you depressed and withdrawn
With the real war an inner fight
With no shoulder to cry
When they asked are you legal
You made up a lie
You wonder and wonder
What will I do after school
When everyones recieving scholarships
While I stand like a fool
Prohibited from working
Because of a s.s card
Life went from being difficult
To extremly hard
AM I THE ONLY ONE
You scream and you yelp
Can anyone hear me
I truely need help
Yes we can help you
GUYA is here
We’ll reach out our hand
With nothing to fear
We must win all our fights
To defend our unalienable rights
We will always stand
To protest this unlawful banned
Whereve you see us
We will march in a parade
Celebrating the beauty
Of students who are undocumented and unafraid
Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance (GUYA)
URGENT: Ivan Satizabal (A# 098-98-9634)
, who has lived in the U.S. since he was 15 years old, could be deported to a country where he has no family & life will be in serious jeopardy.
Ivan was brought to the U.S. from Honduras, in 2005, after gangs wanted to forcefully recruit him. ICE gave him a temporary protection and now wants to deport him to a country where he has no family and will most likely be killed. Deporting Ivan to Honduras is equivalent to a death sentence!Make a call to ICE: 202.732.3000 or 202-732-3100
Sample Script: “Hi, I am calling to ask that the deportation of DREAMer Ivan Satizabal (A# 098-98-9634) be stopped. Ivan has been living in the U.S. since he was 15 years old. He has no family in Honduras and is scared he will get killed by the gangs. if deported his life would be in danger!”
I know that there have been so many of these to sign but it is THAT MUCH MORE IMPORTANT
What the ICE is doing, what the Obama administration is doing right now goes against ALL the excuses and their “JUSTIFICATION” or rather “EXCUSES” they always use when it comes to the topic of immigration!
PLEASE SIGN AND SPREAD!!
Meet Jessica and Noah. Jessica’s fiancee Miguel was detained July of last year and has spent the last 6 months detained. Jessica is currently 8 months pregnant and would like nothing more than to be reunited with her family. She can’t stop thinking of him, to the point that she was rushed to the emergency room a few weeks ago and almost went into pre-mature labor. Now Jessica is on bedrest, her doctor won’t allow for her to even go to work. This family needs to be reunited!
SIGN AND SPREAD!!
We are much more than that obviously, but I’m delighted with the growing community of undocumented immigrants that are using Tumblr! It’s such an awesome micro-blogging (and reblogging) platform.
Reblog and add yourself if I missed you. Apologies in advance for any transgressions.
You are not alone.
guyaconnect ! <3
On October 13th, 2010, the Georgia Board of Regents voted to ban undocumented students from Georgia’s top five competitive universities, including Georgia College & State University, Medical College of Georgia, Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Georgia. The changes went into effect at the start of the 2011 Fall Semester.
On November 8th, 2011, GUYA presented thousands of petitions to the Board of Regents demanding that the ban on undocumented students be overturned. We are now asking that Mr. Griffin and Mr. Pruitt call for a re-vote on Policy 4.1.6. We are requesting that they listen to the people and no longer bar access to education.
Throughout our lives, our teachers, public servants, families, and communities have told us that education is the quintessential vehicle for overcoming life challenges and poverty. In the classroom, we develop the consciousness and skills to become contributing and productive members of society. Stripping youth of an education puts students and the state at risk. This policy destroys dreams, and cripples Georgia’s future.
My friend Mehreen made a great video about the struggle for education here in Georgia as an undocumented student. Watch, spread and love!!!
Isaac and Jonathan are out! Isaac and Jonathan confronted ICE and took away the power of fear and in so doing, helped empower the community.
If you organize you are safe.
So far we’ve been able to show you that if you are undocumented and organized you are safe from deportation. Obama memo or not, if you are a part of a larger community then you are safe from deportation.
Read the full story over at DreamActivist!
Thank you for everyone who called yesterday!!
and thank you Isaac and Jonathan for your bravery!! This only proves further that we will NOT step back and wait for some politician to bring positive CHANGE to your COMMUNITIES! We are going to FIGHT back and TAKE back our RIGHTS!!! <3 <3
HURRAY FOR COLLECTIVE EFFORT!