INTERVIEWS/entrevistas

Finally home: Ramón Dorado (unjustly deported from ABQ while heading to class years ago)

LISTEN – Originally aired on KUNM 89.9 (May 5, 2014, 7pm)

1 de mayo 2014 - Albq, New Mexico, USA - Photo: Cristina Baccin

1 de mayo 2014 – Albq, New Mexico, USA – Photo: Cristina Baccin

Four years ago, Ramón Dorado Mendoza was rapidly deported after being stopped by Airport police on the I-25 (Albuquerque, New Mexico) as he was driving to his college classes. He came with his family to Albuquerque as a child of 6 years old from Chihuahua, México.

This month he was one of the 157 undocumented activists voluntarily detained at the US border crossing in San Diego. Recently released he has played a role in the social movement called, the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) to reunite families. We talk about his experience living in a strange land separated from his family and home in the U.S.A. and hear his opinions, and his sister´s Rosalinda, about the social activism that is forcing changes in immigration and immigrant policy across the nation.

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