Additional Resources for Educators
This page is compiled of a few resources, and we encourage you to continue to add ways, we - as a community can WATCH, READ, LISTEN.
*We also want to highlight UndocuArtists and the forms of expression.
*Lastly there are Non-profits resources and movements.
***This is not a one-stop, this is a starting point.***
- Immigrant Voices of America: Trailer (2:58 min)
“Immigrant Voices of America is an eight-episode documentary-series sharing the immigrant experience in the United States of America. Each episode highlights a different immigrant group and the challenges they face with their immigration status. Each story showcases the hardships, triumphs, and aspirations of these brave men and women as they strive to achieve a better life in the US.”
- https://youtu.be/mHr2MoAhSE0 (10:52 min)
“Victoria Matey Mendoza is an Undocumented student leader challenging systems to create a more just and inclusive space for undocumented students. She has devoted her time to helping create resources for undocumented students on and off campus. She was apart of the driving force behind Keep Bellingham Families Working campaign under Community to Community Development....She plans to break down narratives and challenge people to really look at the underlying issue that all undocumented people deserve human dignity. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community”. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
- https://youtu.be/gF12SgkQKKk (33:09 min)
“The detention of migrants has become a multi-billion dollar industry in which immigrants are sold to the highest bidder and traded like mere products. The Corrections Corporation of America, The Geo Group, and the Management and Training Corporation-run over 200 facilities all over the nation. These facilities offer over 150,000-bed spaces and rake in a total profit of close to five billion dollars per year. The fact that these detention centers get paid for the number of people that are in the center per night offers, therefore, no incentive to speed up the legal processes and let the detainees leave the facility.”
- https://youtu.be/L1T613myVng (3:34 min)
“There’s no question that the same systemic racism endemic to the police, is woven through our immigration system. That racism impacts Black immigrants the hardest in the form of unusual and cruel punishments that go far beyond the hardships already heaped on immigrants in this country. Watch Joyce Louis-Jean unravel the myriad of issues facing Black immigrants and asylum seekers in the United States today.”
- https://youtu.be/lzp1VvsXTDo (1:27 min)
“How much do you know about Black Immigrants? Their buying power, discrimination, and social involvement. Make sure you stay educated with this episode of Woke Up Late.”
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99U2q_YnGQU (4:23 min)
“A conversation with the leaders and visionaries shaping the UndocuBlack movement. The UndocuBlack Network is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community, facilitates access resources and contributes to transforming the realities of our people, so we are thriving and living our fullest lives.”
- https://youtu.be/pMgTx3URa2Q (5:26 min)
“What does the closet mean to people that sit at the intersection of undocumented and queer?”
- https://youtu.be/TGiA7jOG5b4 (1:22 min)
“Web series about the secret life of a Mexican server living in Los Angeles. Fernando has two secrets. He is an undocumented immigrant and he is a closeted gay. He is constantly lying about his legal status and real identity.”
- https://youtu.be/bPDNAtIXcdY (2:42 min)
2014 Dreamers Adrift project Presenting: "Secrets & Borders: Our Stories Are All We Have"
“This is a collaboration between DreamersAdrift.com and four amazing story-tellers. This month, #PrideMonth, we will be releasing a weekly video from these amazing queer and undocumented artists who have a story to tell.”
- https://www.tedmed.com/speakers/show?id=730412 (12:37 min)
“Future physician Denisse Rojas grew up an undocumented immigrant, giving her a unique perspective on the healthcare needs of marginalized populations. Today, she is determined to ensure that healthcare - and education to pursue health care careers - are accessible to everyone in America.”
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8IpIe7L1WA (19:42 min)
When Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn told college advisors he wanted to go to medical school, they didn’t know what to say to him. They had never heard of a medical school admitting an undocumented student. Latthivongskorn, who was born in Thailand and moved to the U.S. at the age of 9, shares his powerful journey as an undocumented immigrant who became the first undocumented medical student at UCSF at TEDxBerkeley 2018.
"After investing all this time, my career in medicine is still fraught with uncertainty. Without DACA, I wonder if I will be able to enter residency and complete my medical training. I wonder if there will be more than 100 unicorns next year, and the year after that?" New Latthivongskorn is the first undocumented medical student at the University of California, San Francisco. He was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 in 2017 for co-founding Pre-Health Dreamers, an organization that works to support undocumented students pursuing health careers. He is completing a Master's in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. New continues to engage in work at the intersection of immigrant rights, health & medicine, and culture change. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
- A film directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo (25 min)
- Website https://caimmigrant.org/cover-age/
“For years, advocates have been organizing to make healthcare access a right for all in California, regardless of their immigration status. Set against the backdrop of California’s Health4All campaign, COVER/AGE follows two leaders who have been championing the immigrant health justice movement in the Golden State. One is an elderly caregiver who has spent over a decade taking care of senior citizens, in spite of being ineligible for the same services she provides. The other is a long-time community advocate who has been organizing directly impacted people towards policy change at the intersection of immigration, health, and gender justice. As conversations around universal healthcare and single-payer continue to gain momentum at the national level, this film highlights the urgency of expanding healthcare access to undocumented people by centering the unwavering voices of immigrant health justice leaders.”
- https://youtu.be/jI7J2b3t4WU (5:23 min)
“Short film about an undocumented student at UCLA and the DREAM Act. Originally done through the Armed with a Camera fellowship through Visual Communications in Little Tokyo, LA. May 2007."
- Film Available on Netflix (1 hr 29 min)
- Lingua Franca Trailer | Netflix
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJaUosVWr9o (1:37 min)
“Lingua Franca is a love story between an undocumented, transgender, Filipina caregiver and a Russian-Jewish slaughterhouse worker in Brooklyn, New York. The third feature from Isabel Sandoval — who wrote, directed, produced, edited, and stars — the film comes from Ava DuVernay's ARRAY and made its world premiere at Giornate degli Autori/Venice Days and was the first Filipino film in main-competition at BFI London in its 63-year history.”
“Biking Border to Border to Demand Citizenship for All!”
Three AAPI organizations announced their new “Citizenship for All” campaign which launched in August 2018, border to border “Journey to Justice” Bike Tour.
“To launch the “Citizenship for All” campaign, we will embark on a border to border bike tour under the name “Journey to Justice.” Starting on August 1st, our young leaders and allies will bike from Seattle, Washington and continue on until September 6th where we will end the tour in San Diego, California. Through this campaign, our young leaders will cultivate genuine relationships with the rural and urban communities we will bike to, build coalitions with local immigrant and AAPI organizations, and advocate for policy change that provides a clear pathway to citizenship for all non-citizens.”
- Start Here with the Rally kick off in NYC: https://youtu.be/HQMFWz32HIk
“The #HomeIsHere March was an 18 day, 230-mile mobilization led by NAKASEC, Make the Road New York, CHIRLA, FIRM, CASA, and other community-based organizations. The march began on October 26, 2019, in New York City and ended on November 12, 2019, in front of the Supreme Court in DC. The goal of this march was to raise awareness about the danger that DACA and TPS (two programs that allow undocumented immigrants to live in the US without fear of deportation) are in and to demand that these two programs be protected towards a vision of #Citizenship4All 11 million undocumented regardless of life circumstance. Learn more about the Home Is Here March at homeisheremarch.org:
- “This march is a mobilization that is part of the larger #HomeIsHere national coalition campaign to defend DACA. Learn more about the national campaign by visiting http://www.homeishere.us.”
- Schwiertz, H. (2015). Beyond the Dreamer Narrative – Undocumented Youth Organizing Against Criminalization and Deportations in California. UCLA: Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/0m96d1fm
- The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
- We are not Dreamers: Undocumented Scholars Theorize Undocumented Life in the United States by Leisy J. Abrego and Genevieve Negrón-Gonzonles, editors
- Learn more about the Anti-immigrant Laws push in other states: https://www.aclu.org/sb-1070-supreme-court-whats-stake
- “How the War on Drugs is Destroying Black America” by John Mcwhorter (p.1-5)
- A Quarterly Message on Liberty Winter (2011): Volume 9 Number1
- “Racial Profiling in the War on Drugs Meets the Immigration Removal Process: The Case of Moncrieff process: The Case of Moncrieffe v. Holder” by Kevin R. Johnson (1-34)
- “The war on drugs is built on racism. It’s time to decolonize drug policies.” by Ann Fordham (26 June 2020)
- “International Drug Policy Consortium: A global network promoting objective and open debate on drug policy”
- Episode: The Undocumented Americans
- “Writer Karla Cornejo Villavicencio has been one of those DACA recipients — but she's not interested in writing about "Dreamers." And she doesn't want to be a poster child for the "American Dream." She could be. She has the bonafides: a former undocumented immigrant who graduated from Harvard and is now getting a Ph.D. at Yale.”
- Episode: DACA Decision: Check-In with Miriam Gonzalez
- “As a plaintiff, in that case, the Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, she's been fighting to keep the program alive since September 2017, when the Trump administration tried to end it. We've been checking in with her and her family on the podcast for the past few years. She, her parents, and siblings are some of the estimated 16.7 million people living in mixed-status households; her parents and one of her sisters are completely undocumented.”
- Episode: Status Update
- “Nearly 9 million people in the U.S. are part of a "mixed-status" family: some may be U.S. citizens; some may have green cards; others may face the constant specter of deportation. As the Supreme Court gets ready to decide the fate of DACA — a program that protects some undocumented people from being removed from the country — we check in with three siblings who all have different statuses, and whose fates may hinge on the outcome of this case.”
- Episode: 688 The Out Crowd (Pulitzer Winning Episode)
- “Hear what the Trump administration’s "Remain in Mexico" policy actually means, on the ground, at the Mexican border.”
- Episode: 711 How to Be Alone
- Act Three: The Parent Trap
- Separating children from parents in ICE detention centers due to COVID 19
- Podcast produced by staff at the DREAM Center. Hear from our team and campus partners on issues impacting our communities.
- Available at:
- Impostor Syndrome Episode 4:
- About this podcast:
- “I started the Undocumented Black Girl Podcast because as a Black DACA recipient from Belize, Central America I wanted to reclaim my story and be the author of my own narrative. So, I’m using this podcast to inform listeners about Black immigrants as it pertains to immigration, politics from the lens of a Black woman who happens to be an immigrant, and provide commentary on hot button social issues.” - Denea Joseph
- Brand - Illegal Drip
“LEGALITY IS A POWERPLAY - Illegal Drip is an ethically sourced by undocumented immigrants. We believe that the idea of 'legality' is a powerplay, that is merely put in place to extend the arms of those who seek to oppress. No human being is illegal on stolen land. “
- “Visual artist who happens to be undocumented and queer. Migrant Storytelling Program Manager @culturestrike,
- Find United We Dream here:
- Tool Kit for Educators:
AAPI Data is a database based on the UCR research team. Nationally known.
For more numbers and contact the research team: https://aapidata.com/contact/
- “Data on Undocumented Asian Americans. As of September 8, 2017, here is the latest information we have on the undocumented Asian American population.”
“Immigration 101: What is a Dreamer?” by Matt Hilderth
- June 19 2020
- This article covers the meaning and start of the term DREAMer.
- Disclaimer: the Census does not have numbers or know the estimate of Undocumented individuals. These numbers are roughly verified through other private sites like Migration Policy Institute (MPI) and Pew Research.org.
- MPI FAQs: https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/frequently-requested-statistics-immigrants-and-immigration-united-states#Unauthorized%20Immigrants
- Orange County Rapid Response
- Facebook and Instagram: @OCRRN
- Orange County Emergency hotline if you see ICE or being detained: (714)-881-1558
- Los Angeles Emergency Hotline: (888)624-4752
- Koreatown Rapid Response Network Emergency Hotline: (323)894-1504
- Korean Resource Center KRC
- Immigrants Rising
- UndocuBlack Network
- Black Alliance For Just Immigration
- The Refugee And Immigrant Center For Education and Legal Services