Co-sponsored by Anakbayan New Jersey
“Undocumented and Unafraid: Tam Tran, Cinthya Felix, and the Immigrant Youth Movement” is a new book was written by and about undocumented immigrant students. The book features the voices of immigrant youth leaders throughout the country who have waged a courageous campaign to secure passage of the federal Dream Act. It features two leaders of this movement, Tam Tran and Cinthya Felix, who were tragically killed in a car accident in May 2010. Both were UCLA alumni who went on to prestigious graduate schools and both played a pivotal role in the immigrant youth movement.
The book event will also provide an update on the recent decision by the Obama Administration to stop the deportation of Dream Act eligible students and to grant them work authorization. This change in policy will potentially impact more than one million immigrant youth, and represents the most significant change in immigration policy in 26 years. This event will feature leaders of the immigrant youth movement who helped to secure this victory.
The book event will feature UCLA Labor Center director Kent Wong, student authors and editors of the book, and short video clips capturing the spirit and power of the immigrant youth movement.