You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.
-Dr. Seuss

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


"No human being is illegal. ‘Foreign nationals,’ ‘undocumented immigrants,’ ‘immigrants without papers’ and ‘immigrants seeking status’ are examples of terms we can use that do not dehumanize people." 

I am so very glad to hear that the phrase "Illegal Immigrant" has been banned from UCLA and UC Berkeley. To be honest that term offends me. It sends chills through my body and sets rage in my heart. Banning the word does not mean that it will completely become extinct, but it is a good start. I am not undocumented, but I am a human being. Though born and raised in California I am a resident of the world. I do not see why people need to be labeled and dehumanized by such derogative terms. Latinos are humans too. Oh and by the way there is more to immigrants than just Latinos! There is no illegal people in this world and there may be aliens but please do not confuse yourself and mistake  immigrants with the extraterrestrial race! There is a big difference!


  1. Erica,
    Your writing style is very passionate. It'd be cool if you wrote some articles for In Loco Politico as a guest author! Let me or Javi know if at any time there's something you'd like to write about and we'll get you sorted.

  2. Thanks Izamar!
    It is always a pleasure to collaborate with you and Javi! :)