Tag: Coming Out

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A longtime fitness instructor to Washington’s elite tells clients he’s undocumented

Uriel Casas, the trainer for prominent Washingtonians including Pardon the Interruption’s Tony Kornheiser, is the latest undocumented American to join our Coming Out campaign.

Becoming American Is No Walk in the Park

“What being an American is, is messy, complex and it’s nuanced. It’s partially due to the fact we do not live in a homogenous society.” – Carlos Vera, CA …

Born and Raised in Pakistan, but America is Home

“I hope that this place that I call home, I can always call it home.” – Saba Nafees, Texas …

Being an American is being resilient and persistent

Listen to Maria tell her personal story and why she believes it is time for a change in how we treat undocumented Americans.

Gustavo was brought to the United States by his …

Gustavo was brought to the United States by his parents as a child – as he says “I knew I was undocumented, but not that I wasn’t an American.” Watch his story.

Univision comparte nuestra campaña “Coming Out,” la cual convoca …

Univision comparte nuestra campaña “Coming Out,” la cual convoca a todos los inmigrantes indocumentados a salir de las sombras.  Es tiempo de dejar de ser rostros anonimos! Comparte tu historia en defineamerican.com.

Michael Townes just posted some interesting questions, and issues …

Michael Townes just posted some interesting questions, and issues his own challenge to DREAMERs. What would you say to Mr. Townes? Are there some respectful ways to respond, and share your own experience? You can do so by creating a response video, using the defineamerican.com tool: http://bit.ly/DAShareStory  …

The Courage to Be Undocumented

Miguel Pimentel came #Outfor his dreams of a college …

Miguel Pimentel came #Outfor his dreams of a college education. WATCH this video, in which he explains how he was able to disclose his immigration status to a trusted professor. https://youtu.be/2nq-Q7yz0lA …

New campaign urges immigrants to come out of the shadows

Telling your friends about your immigration status is never …

Telling your friends about your immigration status is never easy. See how one DREAMer from the Philippines was able to fight her fear: WATCH:  https://youtu.be/fP2BP9tyPRY …

The Courage to Be Undocumented By Julissa Arce, Director …

The Courage to Be Undocumented By Julissa Arce, Director of Public Affairs, Define AmericanOriginally posted on the Huffington Post My senior year in high school was a tough one. My mom suffered a devastating accident, my college dreams were fading away, and I felt like the biggest liar in the world. …

“We are your neighbors, you co-workers, your classmates, and …

“We are your neighbors, you co-workers, your classmates, and your friends.” Why are you #OutFor Undocumented Americans? Tell us online now: http://bit.ly/DAShareStory (Photo: Sean Donnelly/Corduroy Media) …

I’m ‪#‎OutFor‬ my little sisters, so that they don’t …

I’m ‪#‎OutFor‬ my little sisters, so that they don’t have to grow up living in shadows.“ Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/da-outfor. (Photo: Sean Donnelly/Corduroy Media) …

I’m ‪#‎OutFor‬ my son, so that we can be …

I’m ‪#‎OutFor‬ my son, so that we can be safe and together" Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/da-outfor. (Photo: Sean Donnelly/Corduroy Media) …