“There is no greater agony than carrying an untold story inside of you.” – Maya Angelou
I spent a day with Pablo Paredes and a few of the courageous immigrant youth with whom he works when I was in San Francisco in December. Pablo is AFSC program director for 67 Sueños, a youth-led program that works to make visible the stories and dreams of undocumented youth who are often left out of the immigration debate.
There has been a LOT of discussion lately about possible changes to immigration law. We have been receiving many phone calls and wanted to remind everybody -- there is NO NEW IMMIGRATON BILL. Nothing has been submitted to Congress. There is a lot of talk out there but nothing has changed.
Parents, children and community members affected by detention and deportation will speak out and demand the Obama Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to keep immigrant families together. Immigrant and citizen community members will also rally and demand that the U.S. Congress pass humane and fair immigration policy and give families a path to citizenship.
What to do when Immigration comes ups over family dinner…
You know how “The Holidays” are. It’s supposed to be a time for families to come together, to share food and to nostalgically retell stories about your youth. Sometimes frantic travel, combined with too short breaks from school or work can result in you being curt with the people you love. Like your conservative Uncle David who wants to talk about immigration before you even get to the cranberry sauce…
Here’s how to talk about Immigration... With OUT walking out before dessert!
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