Soldado indocumentado

Soldado Indocumentado


Soldado indocumentado – Undocumented Soldier

Oliverio Balcells 2008, 28″ x 40″, Mixed Media

‘These Wonderful Warriors’

November 19, 2007, The New York Times
The United States reaped a new crop of “green card soldiers” this month. The Pentagon has been more progressive about immigration than the rest of the federal government. Many military leaders supported a bill to give a select group of young immigrants — high school graduates who were brought here illegally by their parents, grew up here, had exemplary records and were eager to serve — the chance to enlist and become legalized after two years in uniform.

Latinos Soldiers Lead in Iraq Deaths Among Soldiers of Color

El Tiempo Latino, Posted: Mar 23, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deaths among Latino soldiers in Iraq rank the highest compared to other minority groups, reports Spanish-language weekly El Tiempo Latino, on the fourth anniversary of the war. President Bush signed a decree five years ago that accelerated the citizenship process for immigrants who serve in the Iraq War, according to the report.

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Who We Are – Collection

The main reason I made this collection was for the North American society to recognize the importance of immigrants in this country.
It was also so that employers would be conscious of and stand up for their tireless assistents who have risked so much to be here.

I also dedicate these works to my fellow immigrants that are scattered throughout this country and the world, so that they lift up their face and with responsibility confront the reality that today we are living.

These works initiate a new cultural movement; calling for all the immigrant artists in this country to unite forces and to represent through our art, our major accomplishments, our millenium inheritance, our values, our knowledge, our spirit…