2 hours ago
For today’s entry into the #chasingcolorproject, I want to introduce you all to my dear friend @i.am.hecturr. Among many other things, Hector is an undocumented immigrant and activist. He shared so much that I decided to put a slightly condensed version to swipe through, but you can also read the full 10,000+ character version in all its glory on Facebook.
To quote @julissaarce, “‘Why don’t illegals get in the back of the line, and do it the right way?’ The short answer is that "the line" is a mythical place, a phrase used to deflect the need for immigration reform. The fact is, for most undocumented immigrants there is no application they can fill out, process they can go through, not even a fine they can pay to start the process of becoming U.S. citizens. As a former undocumented immigrant, I know firsthand that being undocumented is not a state one chooses. The question shouldn't be, why don't illegals get in the line, the question we should be asking ourselves is, when are we going to create the line?”
Above all, ask yourself: who’s illegal on stolen land? at NoMo SoHo