An A to Z Guide to Being Undocumented

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Alien

Term used by the federal government and legal system to refer to all immigrants, legal and otherwise, in the U.S. Also used by bigots (in combination with "illegal") to try to seem clever. Silly bigots!

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Borders

Man-made lines that divide families, lead to unnecessary deaths and are usually ugly as fuck. Fuck borders.


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Civil Disobedience

Tactic used by those without arms or money since time immemorial to raise desmadre. From sit-ins to rallies to taking over migra stations, a hallmark of undocumented immigrants to organize against deportation and detentions and make the lives of vendido politician a living hell.


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Dreamers

Shorthand for undocumented youth taken from the federal DREAM Act, which gave some limited amnesty, provided they attended college. However, it was so limited there's now a campaign to "Drop the D word" and find a term more inclusive. Ah, progressives . . .


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Education

Educating undocumented folks costs way less money than deporting them, and the more educated they get, the more taxes they pay. Think about it!


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