Joaquin Luna

A lot has been reported about the suicide of Joaquin Luna.

It’s a fact that he was undocumented and he shot himself  the day after Thanksgiving.

Supporters of the DREAM Act have highlighted him as a symbol of what happens when a youth loses hope.

His family believes his undocumented status contributed to his death.

The San Antonio Express-News reported that he did not mention the DREAM Act in his lengthy suicide note.

The story is evenly reported and leaves one to draw an independent conclusion.

The reasons for Luna’s death may be layered.

But other students who are undocumented have attempted suicide or gone through with it.

I reported on this for my Chicanisima blog.

Many undocumented students do lose hope for the future. This is a topic that merits further reoporting.

– Teresa Puente