"Jonathan Perez felt the surprised stares as he ate his Chinese food.
The East Los Angeles College student wore a t-shirt with the word
“undocumented” emblazoned across his chest in large letters. It's what
he is: Since Perez jumped the border at age three fleeing his native
Colombia, he has been an undocumented immigrant. Perez
is part of a wave of young people who are choosing to come out about
status as a vehicle to empowerment, similar to the way that the gay
movement did a generation before." - Alhambra Source, Jan. 10, 2012.