In a class discussion, we were sharing our personal motivations for the topics we had chosen for each of our final essays. I mentioned that, as an undocumented student, I was interested in researching how social media can provide a place for undocumented immigrants to share their stories. One of the classmates in my group responded to that with “Wait are you really undocumented? That’s so interesting, that’s so cool.” Yeah, it’s pretty cool being in constant fear of deportation and persecution even though I’ve lived here almost my whole life? This moment just illuminated for me how disconnected and oblivious some people are to the experiences of undocumented students and the injustices of our immigration system.
It's so cool that you're undocumented
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