Friday, July 31, 2015

"Dreams Deported": Book on Immigrant Youth and Families Campaigning Against Deportation

Edited by Kent Wong and Nancy Guarneros

Dreams Deported: Immigrant Youth and Families Resist Deportation is a UCLA student publication featuring stories of deportation and of the courageous immigrant youth and families who have led the national campaign against deportations and successfully challenged the president of the United States to act.

This is the third book on this topic published by the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education. The first book, Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out, was the first in the country written by and about undocumented immigrant youth. The second book, Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement, is a tribute to Tam and Cinthya and captures the voices of a new generation who are coming out of the shadows, making history, and changing our country.

"This powerful collection illuminates some of the real stories behind our national deportation crisis that demands an immediate and compassionate response."
—Marian Wright Edelman, president of Children’s Defense Fund

"This book illustrates the urgency of building a broad-based movement for basic human rights for all. The time is long overdue to end not only mass incarceration but also mass deportation in America."
—Dr. Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

"My music video “Wake Me Up” features Hareth Andrade, one of the courageous immigrant youth featured in this book. Hareth represents a new generation of immigrant youth activists who are standing up, speaking out, and making change."
—Aloe Blacc, Grammy-nominated recording artist

"Dreams Deported conveys our immigrant experiences of inspiration, struggle, and resistance, using the powerful tool of transformative, intimate storytelling. While US incarceration and deportation levels have hit record highs, a growing movement for justice has emerged from the shadows of fear and family separation."
—Sofia Campos, United We Dream

ISBN 978-0-9836289-5-8

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