Skip to comments.Artist shares his struggle as an undocumented citizen through art
Posted on 04/13/2018 7:14:52 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The Beach Museum of Art welcomed artist Fidencio Fifield-Perez to discuss his commitment to activism and art to commemorate the last day of his exhibits display Thursday. During his lecture, titled Legalities of Being, Fifield-Perez said he struggled to retain his humanity in the eyes of those who only saw him as a DACA recipient.
I ceased to be my own person and became a statistic, Fifield-Perez said. My narrative didnt matter to [the government.]
Through his work, Fifield-Perez said he wanted to share his experience as an undocumented citizen with others.
Melanie Johnson, junior in criminology, said she pondered the difficulties of living in the U.S. undocumented.
I like to imagine what it would be like for them and their families, Johnson said. It must have been so hard, especially for the people who left. I think what he is doing is shedding a light on that.
Fifield-Perez said he was hesitant to get documented because there were documented people in his community who were immediately deported for a traffic stop because they didnt have their documentation readily at hand.
He promotes change through his art, which depicts his family using non-traditional materials, as he shows his work around the world.
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The government treats everyone as a statistic instead of a person, you stupid, whining piece of crap.
Using someone else’s SS# is not exactly struggling..it’s fraud.
Or,use to be.
This criminal isn’t an “undocumented citizen”. He is an illegal alien invader. Arrest him and deport him immediately. Seize his ill-gotten assets to pay for the process. In the process, throw his crappy “art” into an incinerator.
By they way, if I could figure out how to be undocumented and still be a citizen I think I'd be all over that!
Ok students for your midterm report, write a fake news story using keywords undocumented and citizen.
Thanks to Eddie 01 for the above~!
Arrogant SOB never stops talking about American's sins and ills. Classic "if you don't like it leave and why the hell did you come here and get to go to a state college in place of another?"
He works for a high powered architecture firm in KC now. A few years ago though he had to rush to get married because his ass was being deported.
Makes. Me. Sick!
Once AGAIN, ICE is nowhere to be found.
Aw, isn’t his earring just precious. Gaydar going off.
I suppose this illegal alien could go through the process and apply for citizenship.
You know, like non-criminals do.
My immediate thought too. I am a proud naturalized citizen whose family took all the steps necessary to gain immigration entry and become naturalized. This guy wants us to feel sorry for him because he feels entitled to taking shortcuts?
A real contributor huh?
Even a produce picker does better than this cat
Social Security Fraud
Theft of Taxpayer Funded Benefits
Where’s his “art”?
As President Trump has said, Mexico isn't sending us their best and brightest. Who is more stupid? The person who didn't carry documents knowing they could be instantly deported? The idiot who believes this balderdash urban legend? The naive and gullible author / journalist who wrote that tripe?
If this idiot believes that, he should be deported for gross stupidity.
Undocumented citizen? My ass!
Where is ICE to pick him up and deport him?!
“in the shadows”
ICE should attend his next show...pickup some artwork...and him. Deposit him and his artsy k-rap in the center of the Zócalo in Mehico City.
BUILD THE WALL! Oh never mind.
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