By Isabelle Nastasia
30 undocumented youth prepare to cross the US-Mexico border to return to the only home they know - Photo: TheNiya.org
From the organization that orchestrated the ‘Dream Nine’ border-crossing and hunger strikes this past August, 30 young undocumented immigrants are preparing to cross the border back into the United States from Mexico to the states they grew up in. This courageous action is a continuation of the ‘Bring Them Home’ campaign launched by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) this past summer.
Along with Immigrant Youth Justice League and United We Dream, NIYA has been responsible for key points of agitation in the immigrant rights movement over the past few years – including infiltrating of some of the most notorious ICE detention centers in the country as well as blocking roads to physically stop ICE buses filled with undocumented immigrants bound for the border. The organization has committed itself to leading an ongoing escalation campaign targeting President Obama – whose administration has deported more undocumented immigrants during his presidency than during Bush and Clinton’s combined.
I will not let my situation stop me from chasing my dreams, going to school, working, driving, I will not let it get to me no matter how discriminated i may feel at times, no matter how much of a alien i feel like in this country, i will move forward.