Juan Escalante

The Quest to Make the Venezuelan Arepa a US Food Staple Has Begun

Earlier this week, a food truck from Harina PAN handed out free arepas outside of Nationals Park in DC.

  • Aug 24, 2018
  • 10:04 AM

An Open Letter to President Trump About DACA, From a DREAMer

For the past 10 years, I have fearlessly and unapologetically advocated for the rights of the immigrant community.

  • Aug 27, 2017
  • 7:55 PM

Five Years Later, DREAMers and Advocates Must Continue to Protect the DACA Program

Donald Trump’s Administration remains a threat to the future of thousands of young immigrants, which is why we must keep fighting!

  • Jun 15, 2017
  • 4:51 PM

What Will You Do If Donald Trump Deports Me?

I wrote this emergency plan in case Donald Trump’s deportation force tries to remove my family or me from the country.

  • Jan 22, 2017
  • 7:44 PM

From One Immigrant to Another: I Am Not Backing Down, and Neither Should You

There are no words to describe the fear and anxiety I am experiencing as I watch Donald Trump become our nation’s next president.

  • Jan 22, 2017
  • 7:07 PM

What Is DACA and Why Is It So Important to the Immigrant Community?

I answer several questions about my immigration status and DACA.

  • Nov 21, 2016
  • 9:52 AM

Now More Than Ever We Need Allies to Support the Immigrant Community

If you want to support immigrants like me, then you must be ready to step up and take action every time at a moment’s notice.

  • Nov 10, 2016
  • 8:14 PM

Trump’s Election Means an Immediate Threat to Undocumented Immigrants Like Me

My ability to remain in the United States hinges on the 2016 general election.

  • Sep 22, 2016
  • 6:41 PM

Traveling as an Undocumented Immigrant

We must continue to organize and fight against the violence and injustices that immigrants face on a daily basis — yes, even at airports.

  • Aug 25, 2016
  • 10:29 AM

It’s Official: Donald Trump’s Racist Agenda Is The GOP

We cannot just keep quiet as Republicans receive a free pass as they attempt to normalize hate, racism, and intolerance towards hard-working families who are in pursuit of their American dream.

  • Jul 20, 2016
  • 12:37 PM

A Texas Judge Should Not Have Access To My Personal Information

I remain committed to fighting for the rights of undocumented immigrants — and especially those whose personal information could be released just because of they applied for DACA.

  • Jun 9, 2016
  • 9:06 PM

What Donald Trump Means for Undocumented People Like Me

Donald Trump and the Republican Party are threatening the livelihood of millions of immigrants across the country. Trump’s recent victory in Nevada is proof of how xenophobia and anti-immigrant hatred are pushing the Republican Party further to the right. Plain and simple, electing any of the leading Republican candidates as the next President would be […]

  • Feb 26, 2016
  • 2:52 PM

10 Times Marco Rubio Turned His Back on Immigrants

It’s a long list.

  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 2:34 PM

Family, Fear and Immigration

Raids? By the Obama administration? Again?

  • Jan 6, 2016
  • 8:32 PM

Saturday Night Live Is Mainstreaming the #TrumpEffect: And That’s Really Dangerous

Trump’s anti-immigrant and anti-Latino comments aren’t just shameless political theater, they are having a dangerous real-life effect in many immigrant communities.

  • Oct 17, 2015
  • 12:12 AM

A Tip for Republicans Celebrating Latino Heritage

Needless to say Hispandering Heritage Month has not been going as planned for the GOP.

  • Sep 29, 2015
  • 10:13 AM

Más José

As anti-Latino sentiment brews, MSNBC is planning to cut its only Latino anchor

  • Sep 26, 2015
  • 9:58 AM

Denying the Proof

Texas continues denying birth certificates to the U.S. born children of undocumented immigrants

  • Sep 20, 2015
  • 10:54 AM

Happy Father’s Day to My Undocumented Dad

I just got off the phone with my mother. She just wrapped up a short account about how much work they have had at their business in the past couple of weeks—most of it centered around the sheer amount of clients and calls they have received, all good things, but also about how tired she […]

  • Jun 21, 2015
  • 12:05 PM

Cuomo Gives Up on the New York Dream Act

The battle to secure state-level Dream Acts continue. While Texas and Kansas mobilize to ensure that in-state tuition stays in place for undocumented students, the state of New York has taken an unexpected turn. Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose re-election campaign relied on the promise of passing the NY Dream Act, has turned his back on […]

  • Mar 27, 2015
  • 2:54 PM

Iowa Pastor Deported Back to Honduras

Last weekend we reported on the case of Max Villatoro, an Iowa pastor who was picked up by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and was placed in deportation proceedings. Despite broad community support and calls to stop his deportation, reports have confirmed that Pastor Villatoro has been deported back to Honduras today. Villatoro’s attorney, David Leopold, tweeted the […]

  • Mar 20, 2015
  • 3:09 PM

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