Friday, March 4, 2022
New film explores harmful impact of the "Dreamer" narrative on the undocumented community
A new film from political organizer Karina Dominguez explores the impacts of the "Dreamer" narrative on undocumented communities, reports Raphael Romero Ruiz of The Arizona Republic. "Rejecting the Dreamer Narrative" aims to shed light on the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants who do not have relief from removal such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (including many parents of DACA recipients). Dominguez’s goal is "to create a more inclusive way of talking about immigrant people, with more dimension, within the movement," and build a movement that "protects everyone and does not perpetuate the good versus bad migrant narrative."
The new film premiered earlier this week at Arizona State University's Tempe campus.
Karina Dominguez, a political organizer, produced "Rejecting the Dreamer Narrative."