‘Undocumented Today, Voter Tomorrow’ Dreamers and Advocates Continue to Fight

On Monday, immigration activist and co-founder of Undocumedia Ivan Ceja posted an image on his Instagram page wearing a shirt that said: “Undocumented Today, Voter Tomorrow.” Under the image, the caption read “Congressman Ceja 2032…Born in Michoacán, Mexico, 1991; Immigrated to the U.S 1992; Raised in Compton, CA to present day; California District 44th 2032.”

Ceja was pictured in front of the White House; and not pictured were hundreds of Dreamers marching in Washington D.C. from the American History Museum to the U.S. Capitol, demanding Congress to take action on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) before the March 5 deadline imposed by Donald Trump, NBC News reported.

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Credit: Ivan Ceja (Twitter @IvanCejaTV)

In the midst of uncertainty – with Dreamers at risk of losing their status – activists and non-profit organizations continue to fight, advocate, and provide support to the immigrant community.

“In a post-March 5 world it’s important immigrants (and) those who work (with) immigrants are well informed”, said lawyer Alida Garcia on her Twitter page, encouraging the use of tools and resources offered by Informed Immigrant, a coalition of non-profit organizations that provides legal and community services information.

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Credit: Informed Immigrant/National Immigration Law Center

The Informed Immigrant website provides a thorough guide for immigrants, as well as educators and service providers.

The March 5 deadline might have passed, but the fight for a permanent legal solution for Dreamers -and for immigrants’ rights- continues.

About Valeria Ricciulli

Valeria Ricciulli is a New York based Colombian journalist. She currently covers real estate, architecture, and infrastructure at Vox Media's Curbed NY. Previously, she worked as a breaking news reporter for DNAinfo.com, and as a digital news intern for El Diario New York, covering crime, local politics, health, and culture. She's currently pursuing an M.S. in Media Management at The New School.

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