Archive for category: Diary of Joaquín Magón

/ April 15, 2014 5:44 pm

Joaquin Magon: Why Citizenship?

[Translate]   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 31: Why Citizenship?   Citizenship is one of the most important rights in this country; so why is there talk of denying this to an entire population? Republican members of Congress recently unveiled their “Immigration Standards,” a lengthy list of requirements that undocumented immigrants must meet in order to become legal residents […]

/ March 28, 2014 3:35 pm

Magón: Chávez Film Shows Human Side of Farm Worker Movement

[Translate]   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 30: Living Unconquered   “César Chávez: An American Hero” opens in theaters today, bringing to the big screen the story of the beginning of the United Farm Workers. The film will inspire dialogue – that can help or not help — the farm worker rights movement. Discourse around farm workers by media, […]

/ October 30, 2013 3:53 pm

Magon: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 3

[Translate]   Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of three reports on the DREAMer movement. Part one can be read here and part two can be read here.   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 29: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 3     Approved for DACA, Mayté and Lamber Can Finally Pursue their Dreams   I first […]

/ October 15, 2013 12:58 am

Magon: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 2

[Translate]   Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of three reports on the DREAMer movement. The first part can be read here.   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 28: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 2   SALINAS — By the time Alma Torres turned 12, her father had been back and forth between the family’s home in […]

/ October 7, 2013 5:24 pm

Magon: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 1

[Translate]     Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of three reports on the DREAMer movement   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 27: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 1   It was 2010 and the Immigration movement was at a crossroad— continue advocating for comprehensive immigration reform, or support the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors […]

/ August 27, 2013 3:41 pm

Magon: Five Generations of Sinaloa

[Translate]   The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 26:  Five Generations of Sinaloa   My great grandmother, Maria, never wrote anything down. Her stories came with laughter and dance as she told me about her mother, who died at 100 years of age, and her father, a small indigenous man from the sierras of Chiricahueto, Cosalá, Sinaloa, who shrunk year […]

/ August 19, 2013 5:31 pm

Magon: A Familiar Scene in Bakersfield

[Translate]     The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 25: A Familiar Scene in Bakersfield   Bakersfield, CA –The movement for immigration reform brought over 1,000 supporters to Bakersfield last week to put public pressure on House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy – the new “whipping boy” on immigration as Politico newspaper has so dubbed him. We gathered in Bakersfield to […]

/ January 23, 2013 3:38 am

Magon: The Deportation Chronicles, Pt. 3

[Translate]     The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 24: The Deportation Chronicles, Part 3 Raul: Those Who Said Goodbye In 2010, there were an estimated 387,000 “removals” according to Department of Homeland Security documents. My high school friend Raul was one of them. He has been living in Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico, for three years now. He has been […]

/ January 18, 2013 2:54 pm

Magon: The Deportation Chronicles, Pt. 2

[Translate]     The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 23: The Deportation Chronicles, Part 2   Mayte: The Haves and the Have Nots of Immigration One of the greatest fears is driving. With Operation Stone Garden Police officers were able to ask for citizenship and it became commonplace to have police officers radio in immigration officers to pick up the […]

/ January 14, 2013 7:36 pm

Magon: The Deportation Chronicles, Pt. 1

[Translate]     The Diary of Joaquín Magón Entry 22: The Deportation Chronicles, Part 1 The year 2012 has come to a close and the numbers of those removed from the United States are released – 409,849 individuals caught, trapped, nabbed, thrown into the patty wagon and kicked out with a boot – a record high. For the Eastern Coachella […]