Bio: Angel Alvarez

Angel Alvarez is 23-years-old, a self-identified undocu-queer, and currently lives in Phoenix, AZ.  He has been in the United States since he was one year old.  He has been involved in his community for many years, and is currently a part of Puente Human Rights Movement, 3rdSpace (a collective of queer migrants and people of color working on social justice issues in Phoenix), and the Association for Joterias Arts, Activism, and Scholarship. In 2010, he moved to New Mexico to go to college and get away from SB1070 and Arizona’s climate of hate; he was detained in NM and put in ICE custody.  He is currently fighting deportation, after recently being released from immigrant detention.  After this experience made him realize that Arizona had spread throughout the country, he returned to Phoenix to organize and defend his family and community.   He says, “I have experienced family separation and I don’t want anyone else to ever go through that.  That’s why I’m on the bus.”


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