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About me:Hi, you don't know me but my name is Refugio (friends call me "Reg") and I want to recruit your help with this project. I initially started it because I just got tired of people talking about immigration in such dehumanizing, ignorant, and incompassionate ways and so I am doing something to change the status quo. Enough is enough. It's time for the Latino sleeping giant to wake up and make its presence known!
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Who I'd like to meet:Anyone that would like to support The Economic Refugee Project in any shape or form.
How you can help:
*Start using the term "ECONOMIC REFUGEE" instead of others such as "illegal alien", "illegal immigrant", "undocumented worker", "undocumented immigrant", etc.
*Stay informed! Read the news & opinion pieces published on this site. You can also sign up to get AlterNet's weekly immigration blog peek by clicking here. On the upper right-hand corner of that site, enter your e-mail address, zip code, and click "go".
*Take action! When the occasional action alert is posted on this site, please take action (examples: e-mailing congress, writing the local newspaper, calling your newstation, taking signs to a march or townhall meeting, etc.) … every bit counts!
*Send me or comment me with alerts about what is going in your community regarding immigration and other issues directly affecting the Latino community.
*Become part of the Project Economic Refugee team! If you would like to support PER with your talent, services, or ideas, please e-mail me by visiting www.economicrefugee.net and click on "Contact" to ask for more details. I want this to be a collaborative work for our community and I could certainly use your help as a co-organizer! Yes, I’m talking to YOU.
I leave you with my favorite quote straight from the Bible:
“When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”
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Here is a sample from George Lakoff's essay titled The Framing of Immigration:
Framing is at the center of the recent immigration debate. Simply framing it as about “immigration” has shaped its politics, defining what count as “problems” and constraining the debate to a narrow set of issues. The language is telling. The linguistic framing is remarkable: frames for illegal immigrant, illegal alien, illegals, undocumented workers, undocumented immigrants, guest workers, temporary workers, amnesty, and border security. These linguistic expressions are anything but neutral. Each framing defines the problem in its own way, and hence constrains the solutions needed to address that problem ... Our point is to show that the relevant issues go far beyond what is being discussed, and that acceptance of the current framing impoverishes the discussion.
...Perhaps the problem might be better understood as a humanitarian crisis. Can the mass migration and displacement of people from their homelands at a rate of 800,000 people a year be understood as anything else? Unknown numbers of people have died trekking through the extreme conditions of the Arizona and New Mexico desert. Towns are being depopulated and ways of life lost in rural Mexico. Fathers feel forced to leave their families in their best attempt to provide for their kids. Everyday, boatloads of people arrive on our shores after miserable journeys at sea in deplorable conditions. As a humanitarian crisis, the solution could involve The UN or the Organization of American States. But these bodies do not have roles in the immigration frame, so they have no place in an “immigration debate.” Framing this as just an “immigration problem” prevents us from penetrating deeper into the issue. The current situation can also be seen as a civil rights problem. The millions of people living here who crossed illegally are for most intents and purposes Americans. They work here. They pay taxes here. Their kids are in school here. They plan to raise their families here. For the most part, they are assimilated into the American system, but are forced to live underground and in the shadows because of their legal status. They are denied ordinary civil rights. The “immigration problem” framing overlooks their basic human dignity...
MusicFavorite Bands: The Doors and Radiohead ... although my secret delights are The Cure, Morrisey, Eminem, and Tupac. uhm I like Rock en Español... lesse Air America www.airamerica.com is not music but I am an AAR Junkie.
MoviesWell everyone should check out this movie:
A Day Without a Mexican, Fast Food Nation, Amores Perros, American History X, Apocalypse Now, The Basketball Diaries, Basquiat, The Battle of Algiers, Being John Malkovich, The Blair Witch Project, A Bronx Tale, Celebrity, A Clockwork Orange, El Crimen del Padre Amaro, The Devil's Advocate, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Exorcist, Eyes Wide Shut, Faust, Fidel: The Castro Project, Following, Frida, Good Bye, Lenin!, L.I.E., Magnolia, The Matrix, Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky, The Last Time I Committed Suicide, The Motorcycle Diaries, Nico and Dani, La Virgen de Los Sicarios, Pi: Faith in Chaos, Piñero, Radiohead: Meeting People Is Easy, Requiem for a Dream, The Seventh Seal, Steal This Movie!, A Streetcar Named Desire, Total Eclipse, Waking Life, Wonder Boys, Y Tu Mama Tambien, Adaptation, Come Undone, No Se Lo Digas a Nadie, La grande illusion, Grande Ecole, La Suerte Esta Echada, Cazuza, Cachimba.
TelevisionENTOURAGE!!! (hell yeah!!!), Clara Sheller (French show), "Countdown" with Keith Olbermann, I Love Lucy, Absolutely Fabulous, Keeping Up Appearances, As Time Goes By, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Adult Swim (minus the anime stuff, may be interesting to look at but puts me to sleep), The Simpsons, Seinfeld, Teen Titans, Batman, The Justice League, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, EuroChannel, Lost. ....
BooksOn The Road by Jack Keroauc, The Outsiders, New To North America, anything by Anne Rice, anything by German philosopher Friederic Nietzsche, Siddhartha by Hesse, Macho! by Victor Villaseñor, anything by Rimbaud.
Heroes"Che" Guevara, Simon Bolivar, Cesar Chavez.
California State University-Northridge
2003 to 2005
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- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: (Cultural) Anthropology