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No Papers, No Fear: Undocumented Activists on National Bus Tour

So I’m sure you’ve noticed that in an election year, everyone wants un cantito de los Latinos. Y aveces no solo un cantito. Yup, the latino vote is “hot” again, everyone wants it –  like a wise man said, somos “La Fokin Moda.”

According to civic engagement organization, Voto Latino, Latinos make up more than 10% of the electorate in 11 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Idaho, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nevada and Texas. Which means there is a lot of talk from both camps about issues that are important to the Latino population here in the U.S.  – especially immigration reform. But even though one Presidential candidate tells you he’s Mexican (un Twitter no cuenta Mitt!), it doesn’t mean he’ll stop vouching for “Self-Deportation.” And even though the other one took steps to pass the DREAM Act last month by  announcing the Deferred Action policy, that doesn’t stop Arizona Governor Jan Brewer from enacting an executive state order that basically counter acts it.

In Arizona, one of the epicenters of the immigration debate, a group of people who don’t have the power of the vote are nonetheless coming out of the shadows to make their voices heard.