Last summer a group of undocumented immigrants traveled across the country for a “No Papers, No Fear” Ride for Justice in the Undocubus. Colorlines reporters followed the bus as it rode through southern states from Phoenix, AZ to the North Carolina Democratic National Convention. The riders were immigrants of all ages who joined the Undocubus caravan to advocate for immigration reform, and bring attention to racial profiling, prisoner abuse, and high deportation rates directly linked to Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Sheriff Arpaio is currently under federal investigation for these charges.
This summer ”Priscilla the Undocubus,” was all but destroyed while on sabbatical in Los Angeles. Unknown persons vandalized the interior and exterior of the bus, and stole parts of the motor. The news came as a shock to the Undocu-riders, who were saddened to see the bus in such a terrible state when they were just starting to make plans to go back on the road.
“No Papers, No Fear” organizers started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to rejuvenate the Undocubus so they can begin a new cross-country journey.