There was a common warning in her home: "Beware of the blue-eyes."

Alonzo says her family and their friends feared deportation, even after they were living here legally.

"They didn't want to draw attention to themselves."

Hundreds hit the streets for an April 25 protest in Phoenix.
William Westfall
Hundreds hit the streets for an April 25 protest in Phoenix.
Artist Irma Sanchez's takeoff on an ad campaign by the Mormon Church, featuring three prominent Arizona hard-liners on immigration.
Artist Irma Sanchez's takeoff on an ad campaign by the Mormon Church, featuring three prominent Arizona hard-liners on immigration.

That's done and gone.

In Arizona, thousands have taken to the streets in protest against SB 1070. Abuelas are joined by kids without papers. Together, they commit civil disobedience and force arrests.

The Supreme Court doesn't grasp that its decision is not the final word on the subject.

News media everywhere erupted with the recent news that whites now account for a minority of births in America for the first time. Latinos have the highest fertility rate and already are the largest minority.

"If [reform] doesn't happen as part of a revolution," says Alonzo, "the sheer numbers will eventually force change."

See that little roly-poly hija, rock 'n' roll-y wearing Pull-Ups, sporting earrings, and sitting on her mama's lap?

She is your future.

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