As all the Republican candidates descended on Iowa, there was a mad dash to make their visit stand out. Donald Trump took kids on helicopter rides and told them he is Batman, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina made a speech on crony capitalism, and Florida Senator Marco Rubio played a little pigskin with a junior supporter.
Too bad Rubio’s hook became a flop when he pegged this kid in the face with a football.
Most undocumented Latinos are ashamed to talk about their status. That’s not the case for Julio Salgado and Jesús Iñiguez; they’re telling the world they’re undocumented and making fun of all the awkward things that happen through Dreamers Adrift. Their hope? Get young, undocumented Latinos talking about this. Check it out…
One of their big supporters is Yahaira Carrillo, who was arrested in 2010 for protesting in defense of the DREAM Act. But don’t let the serious photo scare you. These guys love humor so much, they’ve built their reputation on it.
The videos started with Jesús showing his flow skills and vlogging about how society treats and sees undocumented people in the US.
?So whether you’re fresh off the boat or fresh over the border, be ready for some folks to give you the cold shoulder. Be ready to forget who you were, they’ll break your whole life down to one single word. Man, that’s absurd.?
But it was their second series, Undocumented and Awkward, that gave Dreamers Adrift new life.
Osito is their first scripted show based on their lives living as real-life roommates. Julio, who is openly gay, brings Jesús along on his adventures give the Latino community an peek into what it’s like being LGBTQ.
Hungover Jesús and Julio discuss Jesús first gay bar experience…
Julio finally shows Jesús how handsie gay white men can get. Jesús got more than 10 ass grabs, which led to more drinking to block out the memories. He was probably the only person on the planet who didn’t know white men can’t resist a little Latin spice! Ay, papi!
Jesús also learns several valuable lessons living with Julio.
Non-Latino, undocumented people reached out to Julio and Jesús wanting to share their undocumented experiences. In response, they collaborated with ASPIRE, the first Pan-Asian undocumented youth group. This led to the bigger, better, more awkward, and more diverse Undocumented and Awkward 2.0.
Their art is bringing more attention to the issues faced by undocumented people, gay and straight. Julio is the artist behind the nationally used “I am UndocuQueer” poster. He also has another art series, Adventures of a Bitter Fag. Check it!
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