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Joaquin Luna

Joaquin Luna Family Responds to President Obama's DREAM Act Relief

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 08.22.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Approximately one year after the failed DREAM Act vote, the Latino/Mexican community was dealt a heavy blow when Joaquin Luna, an undocumented teen DREAM Act student took his own life. I only wish that he would have waited 7 more months.

Andrea Long Chavez

Depression, Suicide And The DREAM Act | Andrea Long Chavez | Posted 02.03.2012 | Latino Voices

Yanelli Hernandez, 22, tried to commit suicide while in immigration detention. Twice. Twice, she survived. She was doing everything she could to...

Florida, Pretends It Is The Year 2000 As Our "Elian Gonzalez Equivalents" Get Deported

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 03.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Will the Hispanic Republicans in Florida continue to drive a wedge that goes against what most Latinos are in support of?

Joaquin Luna's Unfinished Blueprint

Jorge-Mario Cabrera | Posted 01.31.2012 | Los Angeles
Jorge-Mario Cabrera

Who was this Joaquin, and why is he the subject of conversation, especially amongst immigrant rights advocates who ask ourselves if we could have done something to prevent his suicide? The answers do not come easily.

Undocumented Teen Commits Suicide, Consequences of Failed DREAM Act Continue

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 01.27.2012 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

How much more bloodshed do we need to see before the system is fixed? May the suicide of Joaquin Luna not go in vain.

DREAMer Commits Suicide, Feared He 'Didn't Have Much Of A Future' | Posted 11.27.2011 | Latino Voices

An 18-year-old in Texas took his own life fearing he didn't have much of a future. Shortly after kissing his family members goodbye, and dressed in...