Being born in the United States, I grew up taking my right to vote for granted. Whenever election season rolled around, a feeling of dread entered my head. I imagined the hours I would have to spend waiting in line, only to have to decide between the lesser of two evils. In the face of my disillusionment with the political system, I was neglecting the fact that in this country, we are afforded a rare opportunity in our ability to vote. We must remember that the right to vote is not guaranteed; countless people around the world have had to shed blood and lay down their lives in order to attain this basic human right of having a voice.Read More
Our Blog: The Power of Activism.
Antonia is the mother of 3 gifted DREAMers who was senselessly deported having done NOTHING wrong. A Private Bill, H.R.4506, was introduced by Rep. Lofgren just days before she was deported by ICE despite receiving widespread support from community and elected officials like Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Rep. George Miller. ICE informed no one of their decision to deport Antonia Aguilar; Without her, her kids are left without a mother and their only caretaker.Read More
Since we were founded in 2004, SAHE has been an advocate for immigration reform. We believe in immigration reform not just for ourselves, the students and Dreamers, but also for our families and all of the hardworking immigrants who came to America in search of a better life. Because we believe in the power of activism and in standing up for what we believe, we participate in and organize marches and protests throughout the year in support of our cause.Read More
On October 28, 2013 SAHE launched our first social media campaign in support of the #Dream30. A group of Dreamers who self-deported to Mexico before DACA was put in place. While in Mexico, social conditions have deteriorated and the students face the danger of being in a country where they are outsiders.Read More
In 2012, after the President signed the executive order for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), SAHE held a candle-light vigil for those left out. We understand that though DACA is a step forward, it is not a long-term solution.Read More