Living in Purgatory
Purgatory in accordance with catholic teaching is a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God's grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions.
That's what life feels like everyday when you're an undocumented resident in the United States. I started writing about my life experiences over at my personal blog as a way to vent my frustrations and to inform other's about the trials and tribulations that come with being an undocumented resident. Over time, my writing turned into a crusade to raise awareness about immigration in the U.S., legislation bills, unfair and unjust laws, current events and of course personal experiences. Over time I found out that I wasn't alone in my struggle to adjust my resident status and in my struggle to help fight the injustices committed against undocumented residents all over the U.S. To date, the Federal DREAM Act is the only hope I and thousands of undocumented students have to legally integrate into the U.S. Ever since I first heard of the DREAM Act I have written blog post and stories at my college newspaper stressing the importance of it and the need for it. Through my writing I've come to realize that it's only when a face is put behind the problem do people actually take notice and stop and at the very least listen to what is said. My intention is to help inform and educate other's in the tribulations that I personally struggle with on a daily basis as an undocumented resident. Topics from school, relationships and how I'm able to thrive underground are some of the topics I'll be discussing. I can even answer specific questions anyone might have about issues concerning things like drivers licenses, how I'm able to attend school or any other questions that might come up. Even though I cannot put my personal identity behind this cause because of the type of society we live in, I doesn't take away from what I'm trying to do for the cause. I'm just a person, but I am one of the thousands out there who are fighting the good fight and trying to play by the rules.
El Random Hero
~ Con Safos ~