And the journey begins...
“KiD’s 1st Benefit/Fundraiser” My wonderful event planner Maria from URE Events (post below) and I are currently seeking a venue for the Benefit. It’s between a couple of locations. We are scheduled to meet with one venue this Friday 3/29 Over all I hope to set/confirm a date asap “) 4/3/13 Update: The walkthrough with Kevin Pena on 3/29 went well. He gave us a...
Here is to 2013!
I feel horrible not posting anything since last year. Hope you all had a Happy New Year! (SO LATE) I just want to update everyone, I have set a date for my Viral Motivational Video, Sat April 6th at www.dtfradio.com I will be posting the guests who will be appearing in the video, as they confirm. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Everyone who said yes, even the ones that...
I need everyone to sign my petition on Change.org
Please click on the link below to sign my petition. Please encourage your friends, family & contacts to sign as well! Thank you in advance. https://www.change.org/petitions/new-york-city-department-of-education-chancellor-dennis-m-walcott-allow-me-to-seek-children-of-deportees-in-new-york-public-schools#
Meeting with Dr. Juan Carlos Dumas
I was referred to Dr. Dumas by Immigration Lawyer, Michael Musa. Michael is the first Immigration Lawyer that I spoke to about my mission, my cause. Over a year later he is still supporting & helping me. First time we spoke, he gave me so much advise, we spoke for about 45 mins. Even though we have yet to meet, I appreciate him immensely. I spoke with Dr. Dumas earlier this week, I was...
My Unique Interview with Story Corps!
Hi Everyone, Hope this post finds you all well. I was sad to hear last minute my interview with Barracuda Girl on Blog Talk Radio this past Saturday was cancelled. I am sorry I did not get to email everyone about the cancellation. I will be emailing and posting the rescheduled date as soon as I am informed. I am super excited about this unique Interview I will be having with Story Corps this...
K.i.D Viral Video Shoot in Progress
FINALLY! Yes, I know, it’s been a long time in the making. As you all may know, I unfortunately had a very rough & bittersweet year. Also, was told by a very wise man, to not rush these matters, especially when it’s something that is very important. I quote ‘You cant rush perfection’ Thank you! Therefore, I decided to take it very slow. Now I can gladly say we are in...
Thank you to Marisa Treviño for her continuing...
Marisa reached out to me months back to become a contributor at www.LatinaLista.com Thanks to my first article with Latina Lista mentioned below (on this page) I received excellent feedback. I also had the privilege in meeting with interesting people and the article has helped spread my info along. Thank you so much Marisa! Because of you, I meet (so far) people like Susan & Graham, Susan a...
My official flyer... coming soon
Wanted to share and thank cousin Mikey Stylez @NastyOnes (& Nat) @NinaSky again, for helping me design my logo! Which we all love by the way ;} Im pleased to say we both will be working on my first official professional flyer. I have currently a flyer up at several locations in Ridgewood & Lower East Side. I am getting permission from several Immigration Lawyer’s &...
AZ Gov. Brewer’s latest action against...
LatinaLista — The day after thousands of undocumented youth giddily took their places in line at workshops and Mexican consulates across the country, some with their U.S. high school graduation diplomas in hand, to begin the arduous task of doing something their own parents couldn’t do for them —...
Undocumented immigrants in jail: Who gets...
While federal policy focuses on serious offenders, data show hundreds flagged for deportation for minor infractions.. http://www.statesman.com/news/statesman-investigates/undocumented-immigrants-in-jail-who-gets-deported-2244677.html?viewAsSinglePage=true FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER: @statesman
Deport Wolverine? Bay Area Artist's Poster...
http://artinfo.com/news/story/818713/deport-wolverine-oakland-artists-poster-campaign-uses-superheroes-to-advocate-for-immigrant-rights FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER: @artinfodotcom
Young Immigrants, in America Illegally, Line Up...
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/us/young-immigrants-poised-for-deportation-deferral-program.html?_r=3 FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER @nytimes
1.7 Million can defer deportation
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/08/14/17-million-can-defer-deportation/UPI-66471344964744/ FOLLOW THEM ON TWITTER @upi
Adelante Mujeres in Orgeon
If you reside in Orgeon or will be moving there, and happen to be a girl currently attending 3rd-12th grade in the Forest Grove School District and in Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro. Please visit this site! http://www.adelantemujeres.org/youth-development/ MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THEM ON Twitter: @AdelanteMujeres
An email from Besty at HVCCoalition
Thank you Besty, emails like your’s only reminds me more why I am so passionate about my cause. I will be in touch soon, thank you for your advice, suggestions & kind words. Betsy Palmieri, Executive Director Hudson Valley Community Coalition- http://www.hvccoalition.org MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW HVCCoalition on Twitter: @HVCCoalition
'POV Short Cuts' Tell Timely Stories of the...
Thanks to LatinaLista.com Publisher who forwarded me this inspiring email. Please read the following: ‘POV Short Cuts’ Tell Timely Stories of the American Dream: Civil Rights Heroes, Latino Immigrants and the Power of Families, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 on PBS Sneak previews available on PBS Moblie apps for iPad and iPhone of Sin País (Without Country) starting Friday, July 27 and The...
Apr 4th '12 Interview with Ms. Diamond on DiamondB... →
Can’t believe I never posted this, my apologies #DiamondB I want to thank you once again for the oppurtuniy to express my story! I especailly loved the lady that called listening in with a group of ladies/friends/co-workers. She stated that my story was so moving, I was touched. Remember her friend, was crying. My story & courage inspired her to speak up. The woman (who was crying) told...
My first article on LatinaLista.com →
Those of you that have been supporting me from the beginning read this already, however when you read this piece, it was never (kept) on a permalink! My first offer, was a Kid magazine, didn’t work out. The second was a great site, yet the link was not permanent. Now I am more than greateful, that LatinaLista has offered to mention my story, as my first article. I am super happy to announce...
I took a break, but I'm back!
This year has been one, rough, crazy year, and it’s only July!!! Let me sum it all up for you, Got engaged in December, planned (with little help) two receptions. A month a part, not to mention we did this in only four months! Since Feb, we’ve had four relative’s pass away. Uncle Herbie, liver failure. Uncle Tony, lost his long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Cousin, Marina,...
After two weeks of Natalie's email, we MET!
Yes, Natalie met me after work one day. She was in NY visiting her home, mother, sister, friends from DC, school break. It was great to met her and talk with the first CHILD OF A DEPORTEE I found. Well, that found me. I mean I knew it would be hard, yet I thought I would of at least found a few by now. Since August. Meeting Natalie gave me the extra push I needed. Her and Chad gave me the strength...
Thanks to Chad's mention in HIS interview with...
I was estatic when Chad told me he was interviewed by this wonderful and very informative website. However I was even more delighted when he said he mentioned my mission. And then when it was printed, http://informuscitizens.com/featured-blog-the-alabama-immigrant-part-2/ we were both very excited!!! Thank you again Chad, and of course big thank you to Inform US Citizens. Please make sure to...
The email, that came from Chad's mention on his...
Dear Jessica, Finding your Tumblr, and reading what you are doing, was the best part of my day. Ever since I was a Freshman in high school, I have been trying to get all of my hopes, dreams, and ideas organized to do exactly what you are doing. Have you officially started this non-profit (as in, have you identified the children)? Your blog stated that you were working in the NYC area, where...
The email that gave me the push!
Hi, my name is chad bourque. I have a blog called The Alabama Immigrant ( www.thealabamaimmigrant.com ) and I just posted an article written about you from mamagoesnatural.com. There is a girl that will be writing you soon to ask for some information. She is a child with deported parents. If you have any other info about your progress, please let me know. I would love to include your progress on...
Mami's response, "Where do I begin"
Where do I begin! Yes, going back to that DAY like my darling Jess said, we were walking to the car, I was going to take my kids to school, and then I got arrested and got charged with the famous conspiracy. Conspiracy what was that? It was explain to me later on, for those that don’t know what it means, well here it is: Conspiracy means that if you are in a place where 3 people are gather...
Some things you should know about J-Lie
If you have yet to meet JLie, it’s my pleasure to introduce Slowbucks very own contest winner. Born in Queens, New York. Raised in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Not too many like this young ambitous vibrant artist! With winning the Slowbucks contest just a little over a month ago he has met and worked with powerful rapper’s that include, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Chingy, Curren$y,...
Facing Our Future~ Children in the Aftermath of... →
This report examines statistic’s of the consequences of parental arrest, detention, and deportation on 190 children in 85 families in six locations, providing in-depth details on parent-child separations, economic hardships, and children’s well-being.
Deportaion 101~ Families of Freedom →
Founded in September 2002, FAMILIES FOR FREEDOM is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation. We are immigrant prisoners (detainees), former immigrant prisoners, their loved ones, or individuals at risk of deportation. We come from dozens of countries, across continents. FFF seeks to repeal the laws that are tearing apart our homes and...
150 Children Sue Obama Administration Over... →
2009 Article yet a very good read. The children, who gathered Wednesday at the Miami nonprofit American Fraternity to draw attention to their cause, say their constitutional rights are being violated because they will likely have to leave the country if their parents are forced to go. Some children said their families didn’t have enough money to pay for school supplies because the...
100,000 Parents of Citizens Were Deported Over 10... →
Even though this was published in 2009, still must read, it’s the facts! Similarly, said Representative José E. Serrano, Democrat of New York, since no one knows how many children a given deportee had, the number of affected children could be much higher than 108,434, the exact number of deported parents of American citizens. Mr. Serrano, who represents a heavily Hispanic district in the...
Teen student has options after parent deported... →
I am just now, learning about SIJS- Special Immigrant Juvenille Status Program here is an article I just found. I will be reaching out to this program on Monday =} Just this part of the article pretains to my mission Q What happens to an undocumented 16-year-old male when his only parent is extradited? The parent was sent back to the Dominican Republic. The child is in school. Maria del Carmen...
Life after deportation: Young citizens left behind... →
I am finding article’s from everywhere in the United States. I hope there is some one already helping these children and/or trying to make a difference like I am here in #NYC
Risks Seen for Children of Illegal Immigrants →
Please read this article, it just proves more so, that immigration & deportation issues are arising. It’s already an epidemic, and I am not the only one, trying to stop it!!!
@MissFrany HUGE THANK YOU! 1st to blog about me &... →
It was posted on Oct 5th, please read the article! And check out her blog!!! AND FOLLOW HER on #Twitter
My first flyer
Children of Deportees HELP US TO DETERMINE YOUR NEEDS! Join a newly forming FOCUS GROUP We are seeking 25 children and youth to… Speak-up! § What is it like growing up without the emotional support of your natural parents? § How does it affect your mental, emotional and physical well-being? § How does it affect your education? § What legal assistance are you given? The...
jesselll asked: Hey! Just wanted to drop by and check your tumblr out, and it's really nice to know what you're trying to achieve for troubled youth! I wish you all the success, don't give up :)
I dedicate this to my Mommy. I say Mommy, well more like Mami, because that’s exactly what I called her. Not mom, mother or god forbid by her first name. This is, by the way, a beautiful name, Ligia Elena Cano. Don’t let this sweet, elegant name fool you. She is one of the strongest, vibrant, intelligent women I know. She is also my best friend. From my earliest memories, she was...
aawwww my co-worker just emailed me this bout my blog… You’re “All that” and dedicated to a mission, too! May God bless! We are a product of our experiences – it makes us who we are! ~Mr. Richard Lee
Special Thanks To Bucks & Slow: →
Ive known Bucks for about 9 years now, he was always that guy that made sure his family was taken care of. For about the past 3 years he can say he’s done that and more. Bucks & Slow have built this franchise from the ground up, and are rising way beyond the top. Other then being immensely proud of them, I know they will only get more successful within this year. Glad to know such...
Special Thank You To Xilla: →
Met Xilla, through www.globalgrind.com he is a great, smart, intelligent yet explicit blogger. In the best way possible, blogs for adults, giving them the latest hip hop news, fashion & gossip. Also tricks for you couples, as well. With just celebrating his re-launch success, here is to you Xilla, we’ll drink to that, CONGRATS! Check out his site http://blogxilla.com/ and follow him on...
Special Thank You To Bags: →
If you have yet to hear, this dominican rapper is up and coming, hardcore at that. He is a talented queens native person who lived a hard working life, since he was young. Overcoming those struggles and persevering his accomplishments is one of the reason’s he is special. And of course his amazing vocal talents are a plus. Please check out his site, music, bio and support!...
Special Thank You To Iesha: →
The most dedicated person I have ever meet, dedicated to Demetria McKinney (look up bio here) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demetria_McKinney Introducing Iesha Marie, the Ceo of the official fansite for DeeDee http://www.demetriamckn.webs.com Iesha is a young, self-motivated, courageous person. Who has a big heart, lovely & kind as well. Make sure you check out her site & Follow her on...
Special Thanks To MiMi & Tisha: →
“You Just Never Know” That is what these two beautiful women go by, Meet Tisha & MiMi. Ceo of their own website/company/empire are making it BIG!!! With their educational background & knowledgement of the music/fashion industry they are taking over, slowly but surely! Check out the website and become a fan just like everyone else did! http://www.itsbellebella.com/ and follow...
Special Thank You To Mark: →
Mark is the CEO, of DTF Radio, UrbanWarfareTv, LatinLiveRadio, DTF Management & DTF Clothier Co. Also, VP of Logy & Music Manager of GAGE. A man of many talents, and a huge heart. Follow him and his whole team on #twitter or sign up at www.dtfradio.com @MARKDTF @DTFRADIO @DTFManagement @LadiesofDTF @JustUsGirlz @LatinLiveRadio