When people hear me say that I grew up in two worlds, they think I mean white and Latino. Most of the time, I mean a world with power and one without it. I mean the lady who approved people for WIC and the women who actually needed the cheese and leche.
Ayotte's measure would only impact the undocumented immigrant community, a supposedly powerless, forlorn group that cannot respond to direct attacks from self-interested politicians and their right-wing sponsors.
It is quite easy to only blame Republicans for the lack of action on immigration. However, to challenge both parties to provide solutions to the country's pressing problems is the mark of an American conscious of our privileges and responsibilities.
I finally understood -- that the core of the American Dream exceeds the cliché of pulling oneself up by the bootstrap; it requires that we forge a multi-faceted community that reaches out to those in need.
The Undocuqueer movement has been finding traction as many Latino organizers who are gay conveniently inhabit two important political networks, both of which have serious axes to grind for Republicans.
We have won a tiny victory -- a simple reprieve -- but the war is far from over. My own personal thoughts go out to everyone who has aged out, everyone the Obama administration has deported ruthlessly, everyone who has grown tired of waiting.