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Omar Valerio-Jiménez, Santiago R. Vaquera-Vásquez, and Claire F. Fox

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041211

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041211.001.0001

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Reconfiguring Documentation

Reconfiguring Documentation

Immigration, Activism, and Practices of Visibility

(p.252) Reconfiguring Documentation
The Latina/o Midwest Reader

Rebecca M. Schreiber

University of Illinois Press

This essay examines how the strategies of activists involved in the Immigrant Youth Justice League (IYJL) in Chicago in the early 2010s were taken up within the broader migrant rights movement. It focuses on migrant activists’ use of media tactics as part of the No Papers, No Fear Ride for Justice campaign in 2012, in which they organized against anti-immigrant state and federal laws, policies, and programs. These activists, many of whom were members of the National Day Labor Organizing Network (NDLON), and the Puente Movement in Arizona, utilized documentary media as a means to both shield themselves from detention and deportation, as well as to create counter-documents, which challenged the state’s ability to determine the parameters of political inclusion and to mobilize other undocumented migrants. These activists’ circulation of counter-documents through digital and social media relates to their adoption of mobility as a political strategy and as a means of mobilization.

Keywords:   Documentation, Documentary media, Immigration, Migration, Activism, Visibility, Digital media, Social media, Mobility, Mobilization

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