The California-Mexico Studies Center offered 160 Dreamers the opportunity to return to Mexico and re-enter legally into the U.S., through 6 California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad programs from March 2014 to August 2017. Each participant was required to write a reflection paper on the ethnographic research they conducted on their experience and their family's origins and migration. Unfortunately, the program was eliminated on September 5, 2017 when the Trump administration announced the rescinding of DACA, and cancellation of the Advance Parole provision that allowed the California-Mexico Studies Center to offer this life-changing experience. The CMSC, in collaboration with the California Rep & CSULB Theater department produced the play, Dreamers: de Aquí y de Allá !
This play is based on the human stories written by the participants of this study abroad program, recounting their experience, and their attained identity as Mexicans rooted on both sides of the border: Dreamers: de Aquí y de Allá !
We bring you the recording of the play, Dreamers: de Aquí y de Allá at the CSULB Studio. A special thank you to the Dreamers that shared their stories, and supporters that were able to attend the play in person. Please share and enjoy this video with your family and friends.
A short documentary about the Winter 2015 California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program. The documentary reflects the life-changing experiences of 30 undocumented students (DREAMERs), who had the opportunity to visit their country of birth Mexico, for the first time in over 20 years, and reconnect with their families and roots. They were able to fly to Mexico and come back to the U.S. through a special USCIS permit called Advance Parole.
Un documental sobre las experiencias que 30 estudiantes DACA-mentados experimentaron al regresar a su país natal Mexico por medio del programa California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad. El documental muestra el aspecto humano del hecho de poder reconectarse con su país natal por primera vez después de muchos años.