Mourning and Dreaming High
Each print in the installation is printed over a page of a 17th century book of "Crimes and Misdemeanors". This installation talks about the "Dreamers", children and young adults that were brought into the US by their parents or other relatives and make this country their home despite being undocumented. These people have lived most of their lives in the US and it is the only country they know as theirs even though they were born elsewhere. On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They were also eligible for work authorization. Many where able to apply to DACA and come out of the shadows. Many didn't and still don't have documents to allow them to have a normal life.
Currently (2018) DACA is under review, and millions of people are waiting to hear form the Federal government. This installation is about these young adults lives and all what they have gone through and continue to endeavor as undocumented.
19 prints total, each 11.5 x 18 inches.