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Making you depressed and withdrawn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)
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
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!
During the National Immigrant Youth Alliance’s Week of Action, 15 undocumented youth and parents were arrested for standing up for themselves and our community in protest of unjust laws like Alabama’s HB56. 13 of these undocumented youth and parents were released, while 2 undocumented youth were transferred to New Orleans detention center and are awaiting deportation.
Isaac and Jonathan are no different than the 13 undocumented youth and parents who were arrested and released less than 2 days later. Why is President Obama still trying to deport Isaac and Jonathan?
TAKE ACTION - MAKE A CALL:
1. Call DHS – Janet Napolitano (202-282-8495) and ICE – John Morton (202.732.3000)
Sample Script: ”I am calling to ask that the deportation of my friends Isaac Barrera and Jonathan Perez be immediately stopped. Isaac and Jonathan are DREAM Act eligible. President Obama has said he won’t be deporting undocumented youth and our families. Why are Isaac and Jonathan still detained and awaiting deportation to countries they no longer remember?”
SIGN AND SPREAD
Keish Kim speaking in front of Georgia Board of Regents in behalf of GUYA and the Undocumented students in Georgia.
Asking to RESCIND the ban on Undocumented students. (Policy 4.1.6) This policy states that admissions offices check immigration status before admitting students and if they are not lawfully present, they cannot attend the public universities in Georgia. Currently under this policy the 5 most competitive public university enforce this. Including UGA, GA Tech Georgia State University, GCSU, and Georgia Health Science University.
So, on November 8th, 2011, GUYA was granted a seat at the Board of Regent’s committee of Organization and Law to present a 10 minute presentation. This was Keish Kim’s speech asking the board to lift the ban before halting more goals and dreams of the invisible, undocumented students in Georgia.The scarlet U represented all the Undocumented students who were underrepresented and were unable to stand with us. We are standing up and speaking out for all of them.
Undocumented and Unafraid. Unashamed and Unapologetic!!
There I said it.
So many people ask me “How can you be so open about it?” and I just think how being an undocumented immigrant affects my life so much, it’s who I am, how can I talk about myself without mentioning a huge part of my life?
Some people view immigrants with such hate. It angers me…
Not all immigrants are the same. Everyone has different stories. You just have to take the time to listen to them.
“ It angers me because, not only am I being judged by my lack of a paper, but most of these people are third or fourth generation immigrants. I have said it before, and I’ll say it as many times as I have to. Your ancestors came here for better oppotunities for themselves and you. What difference does it make it being your ancestors or me? Where would you be born if they didn’t take the risk to go to a foreign land to be successful?”
“When I dream of my future, I imagine myself in America…”
Illegal, according to the American Heritage Dictionary of English language, is defined as the following: Adjective, prohibited by law, prohibited by official rules. Through dictionary dot com, illegal is also defined as an adjective, forbidden by law or statute.
When did the human race start describing each other as , you are a human being, prohibited by law, forbidden by statute?
When did the US language started defining Illegal as an Noun, targeting certain immigrants as “illegal”?
Honestly, when I looked up the definition over the thefreedictionary dot com, I was struck with rum sense of cognition. When and who decided to add a part of speech for the word “illegal” as: Noun, an illegal immigrant.
Definitions of words are often decided by core group of certain lexical/linguistics members to add to their dictionary according to the general usage of a word.
No human beings are ILLEGAL.
It objectifies a specific kind of people in our global society. It DEHUMANIZES certain person, who breathes the same air, who feels the same array of emotions and who dreams like no other. A person, in any society, cannot be defined or should EVER be described as, “forbidden by law”. What is this, some Japanese anime cartoon?
EXCUSE ME, but I am not an Illegal. I am an Undocumented immigrant. The only thing that separates from me and you are 9 digit numbers they track you guys by.
9 numbers that takes away my freedom,
9 numbers that prohibit me from obtaining a license,
9 numbers that put a red tape across my dreams, and my goals
FORBIDDEN, PROHIBITED you are, they tell me. I cannot attain higher education unless I am smart enough to receive full private scholarships from private schools. That, I can’t drive, nor get a job, nor can I intern for a company for experience unless I have those nine digit numbers.
All because, my parents sacrificed their life they had in my native country, paid their taxes through ITINs and not SSNs, and because some lawyer in the past screwed us over, took our whole saving, and left our papers in the trash, where we became invisible and worthless to the US government.
No human beings are ILLEGAL.
We are UNDOCUMENTED.
The least you can do is use the right lexicon from the English language. Gesh.
In the future, please refrain from using the world ILLEGAL. Replace it with UNDOCUMENTED.
The Undocumented, Unafraid, and Unapologetic.
(I hold rights only over the words. credits to the photo by click through link)
Just thought this needed to be repeated. With Alabama going berserk and I am seeing the “I” word all over the place.
What are you doing right now? Fighting for my rights and my dream along with underrepresented DREAMers all across this country.
What is your motive? To prevent other DREAMer students feeling deserted just because they don’t have a 4.0 or 2300 on the SAT.
Is this really worth your time? I like to think that my time and dedication will bring us a step closer to change.
What is your objective? My personal objective is to go to college; without the forty grand tuition burdens. But secretly, I want to empower other undocumented youth to stand up and fight for their dreams. and whisper that they are not foolish or worthless.
I find myself justifying my involvement, my decisions to fight in this battle against my parents reasons and demands with these answers I never mouth in front of their faces.
My parents object my involvement in this movement. I find myself doing things behind their back.
I want to break free but I am too aware of what they have sacrificed so far in their lives for me and my brother. I don’t want to disappoint them.
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