Diary of Joaquín Magón

Undocumented, Uninsured, and In Debt For Life

May 15, 2014 / By
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[Translate]     Editor’s Note:  California Senator Ricardo Lara’s (D- Huntington Park/Long Beach) Health For all Bill (SB 1005) – it would make all Californians, regardless of immigration status, eligible to purchase insurance – advanced out of the Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, April 30, and will go to the Senate Appropriations Committee before being moved for a vote. 

Joaquin Magon: Why Citizenship?

April 15, 2014 / By
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[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?

Magón: Chávez Film Shows Human Side of Farm Worker Movement

March 28, 2014 / By
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[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.

Magon: The Dreamer Chronicles, Part 1

October 7, 2013 / By
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[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 (DREAM) Act, legislation introduced earlier that year by Senator Durbin (D-IL) which would have benefited undocumented youth exclusively, which is the most common version known today (there was a version introduced in 2001 but that, for reasons I’m sure all of you know, failed in a wave of xenophobia and patriotism).