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Me gustaria contarles todo / I would like to tell you everything

by Elvia Ortiz Photo Credit: Tina Shull *Editor’s note: Elvia Ortiz, who was detained at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California since March of 2016, recently contacted Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement (CIVIC). She told us that she wanted to share her story with the public and

A Letter to the Judge: Do You Like Your Job?

Poetry by Alexandra La Golosa Photo Source “I have a lot of stories to tell, and I hope you will listen. But maybe I should tell these stories, if only for the sake of their heroes — my fellow immigrants in detention, still waiting for their freedom to come.” A Letter

“Papers? I have papers, but not the ones they want to read”

Poetry by Maria Ibarra-Frayre Photo Credit: Tina Shull #### **Papers?** I have thousands of them, Tucked in and out of notebooks, Detailing the coldness of shackles Around your ankles, And handcuffs tied to swollen wrists Papers, salty with children’s tears And sweat of fathers and mothers gripping tightly To tiny

You are my first listeners, my friends

Poetry by Alexandra La Golosa Photo Credit: Tina Shull Poetic Contest by Alexandra La Golosa As any rhyming child since tender age I have been harnessed to go on stage By teacher of the literature. I really don’t know what she could see In me, back in the schooldays;