I am a 25-year-old Penn State University graduate currently studying immigration law as a 2L at the University of Minnesota Law School.

8 Responses to “About”

  1. gharman Says:

    working on a series of border wall stories for the san antonio current and working up a blog to log my travels at http://murodelodio.wordpress.com (it’s beta still, forgive – but i’ve got your site listed, at least).
    our first print story runs next week.
    happy to meet up when i find my way to the valley.

  2. mpw160 Says:


    I look forward to meeting you when you make your way to the Valley. If you would like to talk about the No Border Wall Walk or about immigration issues prior to your travels, please let me know.

    I look forward to reading your series in the San Antonio Current, and I hope you will make it to the walk sometime between March 8-16.


  3. uk visa serf Says:

    i like your blog, beautiful photo, is it Minnesota Law School that does those ‘books of our times’ podcasts or am I getting Minnesota mixed up with Massachusetts!?
    Immigration law – good choice :)

  4. Matthew Webster Says:

    Thank you so much for your comments and your visit to the site. While the “Books of our Times” podcast is a publication of the Massachusetts School of Law, the University of Minnesota also does some amazing things with immigration and public policy :). I look forward to being in touch and hope that you continue visiting this site and engaging in the dialogue about immigration/nonviolence.

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  6. Maria Says:


    My name is Maria and I am a DREAM Act beneficiary. I arrived in this country at the young age of 12, with my parents, from Peru. I am now 21 years old and undocumented. I have grown up in the United States and consider this country my only home. If sent back to Peru, I would be banned from the U.S. for 10 years and the chances of coming back are slim to none. I graduated from high school in 2004 and since then, it has been difficult for me to continue my education as a result of my status. The DREAM Act would help me, and students in my situation, realize our dreams of becoming active members of society by allowing us to attend school or join the military.

    Currently, there is an active project on CHANGE.ORG, a website that will present the top 10 ideas that it generates to the Obama administration upon its inauguration. DreamACTivist.org has presented the idea “Pass the DREAM Act Now” (http://www.change.org/ideas/view/pass_the_dream_act_now) and it has gathered enough support to make it to the second round.

    YOUR BLOG is the most invaluable tool you have in order to help us,
    Starting January 5th, the voting polls will re-open for the second round. We will ONLY have 10 days to gather as many votes and support as possible in order to become one of the top 10 ideas that will be presented to the Obama administration. There will be a widget that you can post on your website to allow readers to vote for our cause, as well as tell their friends to do so as well. Also consider voting for the other immigration ideas that made it to the second round, as they also need your support. This project is of extreme importance and your prompt participation is greatly appreciated.

    Also, DreamACTivist and the United We DREAM Coalition will be launching a website on January 21 (www.dreamact2009.com) that will become a 65,000 petition drive for the DREAM Act, signifying the 65,000 undocumented students that would benefit from this act each year. Please visit http://dreamactivist.org/petition for more information and consider joining our efforts to make the DREAM Act a reality in 2009.

    Please, don’t hesitate to contact me with further questions at maria@dreamactivist.org

    In solidarity,

    Maria M.
    Co-Founder of DreamACTivist.org

  7. Kathrin Says:

    Can you send me an off-list email?

  8. Matthew Webster Says:


    I would love to engage you in your cultural anthropology project. Please get in touch with me via email at matthewpaulwebster@gmail.com, so I can get in touch with you.


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