This is in honor of the blood, sweat and tears of all those parents who risked their lives crossing the border, those who didn’t make it and those who live in fear and in the shadows to protect their families. Though this is personal to my family, I feel obligated to share it in hopes that it will encourage people to become civically engaged, to vote (register to VOTE! Today is the deadline in CA) and hold accountable those who make decisions about immigration policy. After 26yrs without seeing her siblings my momma will be able to go home to visit. Like many undocumented parents she sacrificed every holiday, every birthday without her family,my first days of school or stay home with my newborn brother bcs she had to place food on our table. You both courageously crossed the border -literally risked your life to give us a better one. You’ve endured discrimination for being undocumented, people taking advantage of you bcs of your legal status and language barrier…yet, you managed to own a home, you’ve paid taxes, put us through college, opened up your own business… most importantly, you taught us that a door slammed in our faces was simply another opportunity for us to go knock on another door. You made a little warrior out of me.
When they attempted to belittled you and called you “illegal” you showed them how much “esta illegal” could do it. I admire your courage&your strength. I am in love with your struggle, your spirit and your unwavering love for us.You ignited a fire within me, you made me sensitive to other ppls struggles, you humbled me, taught me to help others the way others helped us when we got to this country and had nothing. I owe my passion to you. Though they call me a DREAMer you and Dad are The Original Dreamers. Words cannot describe how happy I am …For the first time, I feel like we finally made it... #MommaWeMadeIt #congratsparty
#ylaluchasigue #America #AmericaDream #VOTE #VotoLatino #AmericanDreaminSpanish #immigration #immigrationreformnow #LandoftheFree #thereasoniminpolitics
Pleasure meeting @wilmervalderrama at the Google hangout. I admire that artist like him decide to speak up and have a voice about their political views. Thank you for using your voice for other things other than self promotion! And using it to inspire #VotoLatino #VotoLatinoPowerSummit #WilmerValderrama #Voteisyourvoice #registertovote !! #justdoit #ifyoureonsocialmediaYouHavetime 😬
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HappyBirthday to one of the most beautiful people I know. I love you very much Omar. We were inseparable in college and some of the most memorable moments in college I spent them with you (going crazy in the car when Obama won! Lol!!) Thank you for your support and unconditional love all these years. U have been there for me at the start of my career, through my love life, my fight through the unjust system, you gave me food when I struggled and a place to stay when I needed it.Time and time again you have proven your friendship to me. You have a heart of gold! I wish you a wonderful Birthday full of love, happiness, health and lots of blessings. Besos y abrazos my love 💋 #VoteOmarTorres #LuhyouOmar #thankGodifoundyou #yourealibra #thatsprobablywhywegetalong #HappyBirthdaybuddy @voteomartorres2014 @mromartorres81
Highlight of my day 💞💖 I am so happy for her, when I told her this would change her life I meant it! :) #loveyouplaya #Lobainthemaking #training #healthyliving #fitness #PT #personaltraining #myclients #myhobby #justdoit (((---------))) 🍎🍏🍠🍍🍋🌽🍇🍑🍉🍓