Undocumented Voices

Project Update

For those following the Undocumented Voices project, the project has seen many changes (to our name, team, and mission) as we strive to create an inclusive and comprehensive archive of oral histories documenting the history of the undocumented youth movement in Arizona and California. After many sketches, mock-ups, and deliberation, Undocumented Voices now has a new logo design. Although we have a partnership with the UCLA Labor Center, the ASU team has decided.. Read More

Research and Data Mining

The Public History program at ASU understands the importance of technology and its ability to further what we do as historians in new and thought-provoking ways. Undocumented Voices is an oral history project that seeks to document the lives of undocumented students through oral history.  These oral histories are the main focus on our archive, but we also want to add further data to our archive, such as books, articles, artwork, photos, etc.  We.. Read More

Dream Summer and Beyond

Junive, Matt, and Holly traveled to Dream Summer at UCLA earlier this June to present our project and meet our UCLA team members. Our project got a lot of feedback. After speaking with Chantiri and Mayra, we concluded that the project’s name was problematic, as the movement was moving away from the term “Dream”. After out project presentation, we posed the question, “What should we call ourselves?” The participants of Dream Summer were.. Read More

LGBTQ and HIV affected Undocumented Statistics

Undocumented survivors were more likely to report to the police and to experience police violence, violence in the workplace and public areas, threats, intimidation, and discrimination. Undocumented survivors were also more likely to experience sexual violence, physical hate violence, injury, and to require medical attention. Undocumented survivors were 1.7 times more likely to report to the police and 1.4 times more likely to experience police violence, 1.4 times more likely to experience violence in the workplace.. Read More

Meet the UCLA Team

Our UCLA team consists of: Mayra Yoana, one of the Dream Summer coordinators. She will be overseeing the project at UCLA. Ana Muniz, the new project director for the Dream Resource Center. She will also be overseeing the project at UCLA with Mayra. Chantiri Ramirez, a second year PhD student who we are sponsoring through the Dream Summer internship program. She has researched and written about the undocumented youth movement extensively as well.. Read More

Getting Ready for Dream Summer

This week, the Dream America project team has been working to create flyers and postcards to spread the word about our project.  Thanks to Holly and Desiree, we have an initial flyer and postcard to pass out in L.A. next week during Dream Summer! Check them out.

Who are the DREAMers: Facts

Nearly seven-tenths of potential beneficiaries are Mexican, but immigrants who might be eligible come from all corners of the globe. Roughly 68 percent of potential beneficiaries are Mexican, while 13 percent are from other countries in North and Central America (including the Caribbean) {Figure 2}. Approximately 8 percent of potential beneficiaries are from Asia, 7 percent from South America, 2 percent from Europe, and 2 percent from other parts of the world {Figure.. Read More

What is DACA?

When talking about the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors), and the DREAM movement, things can seem a little confusing. Currently, DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is the Obama Administration’s policy to defer action against individuals who meet the requirements of the DREAM act (among them, under the age of 31, arrived to the US before the age of 16, and are currently in school, have a diploma.. Read More