As the Trump administration continues to create confusion for the future of DACA recipients in Latino communities throughout the United States, there are a few voices in the movement who are attempting to advocate for the experiences of of undocumented immigrants who have tended to be left out of national conversations.
One of them is Alan Pelaez, who is an Afro-Indigenous, queer, UC Berkeley PhD student, and poet, committed to ensuring that the voices of black and indigenous undocumented people get the platform they rightfully deserve. For Pelaez, who migrated to the U.S. from Oaxaca, Mexico at a young age, organizing in the movement was a direct result of the movement’s failure to give black undocumented people a voice to begin with.
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