Going home after 15 years! BYE!
But if these years have taught me anything it is this: you can never run away. Not ever. The only way out is in.”
— Junot Díaz (via thelovelyloner)
It is not enough to simply warn about the perilous conditions facing migrants. The U.S. government must help change these conditions.
Amnesty International has documented how U.S. policy has been designed to deny migrants access to relatively safe areas along the Mexican border and direct them into “remote, uninhabited expanses of land and sea along the border” placing them “in mortal danger.”
In addition to deadly terrain, migrants traveling through these areas face kidnapping, extortion, sexual abuse, and murder at the hands of criminal gangs. The U.S. government can, and must, reduce these dangers by reversing the policies that drive migrants into these areas.
“This May Not Be Our Country, But It Has Always Been Our Land”
Protest sign seen Wednesday in San Diego at a demonstration in solidarity with child migrants and their families. In the spirit of Yolanda López, Gloria Anzaldúa, and many more, its truth is powerful and undeniable.
“We want to be the voice of all these children. With their situation, their rights are violated by the government. We ask that they be treated with dignity and respect, to be provided with legal assistance in order to be legally represented,” reads a statement posted by one of the demonstration’s organizers.
Thanks to Kim Moore for sharing her photo with us.
Boycott the White House: The Pathway to Citizenship Begins With Self-Representation
Today, grassroots leaders from the immigrant rights movement went to several D.C. organizations with a simple request: Stop negotiating with the White House on behalf of directly impacted immigrant communities.
Today, grassroots leaders from the immigrant rights movement went to several D.C. organizations with a simple request: Stop negotiating with the White House on behalf of directly…