To all the trans, queer, non-binary and gender diverse DREAMERs and undocumented youth,
First, let us say to you, unequivocally, you are loved and you are beautiful. You are home and you belong here.
Undocuqueer youth have been at the center of the fight for our shared liberation at every turn. Today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program represents a tremendous victory and serves as a powerful reminder that you deserve to achieve academic, professional, and economic advancement without fear. You deserve to live fully and comfortably in your home.
We did not need this ruling to define what we know is true: that you make important contributions to our movement and society every day. Today, as we celebrate this victory, we want to uplift your power and presence in our movement. We have seen undocuqueer youth lead their GSA clubs, rally their peers in the Movement for Black Lives, and speak up even as you face xenophobia and racism. You have graced us with your art and your words and your truths. Your lives and experiences at the intersections of the most powerful movements–including immigration, indigenous and Two Spirit, Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ, and disability justice–have shaped and informed the dialogue around how we show up for each other and build solidarity so that we can all get free. The borders that wreak havoc on your dreams and lives are a product of colonization and we know they must be abolished.
We commit to acting in continued solidarity with you and following your leadership to uplift your voices. We heed Angela Davis’ words when she says: “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” We must continue to act on the dream and promise of liberation all the time and celebrate the victories as they come. And in those moments, we must show our care for each other more than ever. We must uplift each other in order that we can continually reignite in one another our commitment to liberation by abolishing the institutions that make our oppression possible.
You are valuable and you will always have a home in the GSA movement.
Read more about the power of trans, queer, non-binary and gender diverse DREAMERs and undocumented youth in the GSA movement: