My name is Alejandro (Alex) and I am undocu-queer. I am coming out of the shadows to make a statement. I am taking a stand to build a support of my gente. Watch my video.
This is my story.
SAN BERNARDINO – Several protesters were arrested after the street in front of the Department of Homeland Security’s field office was blocked during an immigration protest, police said. And by declaring they were in the country illegally, the protesters put themselves squarely in the path of policies that check the immigration status of people arrested for other crimes and enable their deportation.
A group of about 35 protesters said they were tired of hiding the fact that their parents illegally brought them to the country as children, saying they consider themselves Americans.
“No papers, no fear – immigrants are marching here,” they chanted, circling several seated illegal immigrants in the middle of Rialto Avenue.
According to protest organizers, 10 of the 12 people they said were arrested could face deportation and two were U.S. citizens.
“We recognize that our nation’s broken immigration system requires serious solutions, and we fully support comprehensive immigration reform efforts. While we continue to work with Congress to enact reform, ICE remains committed to sensible, effective immigration enforcement that focuses first on convicted criminal aliens who pose a threat to public safety.”
WE ARE UNDOCUMENTED NOT “ILLEGAL”.