Photos from the April 5th Not One More Deportation action in Washington DC
Immigrant youth, families & community members, including activists from the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, greeted President Obama on the way to a DNC fundraiser in Santa Monica, California today demanding an immediate stop to deportations.
The Obama administration has deported more than 1.7 million people throughout his presidency. If these rates continue, nearly as many people will have been deported under his administration than during the years of 1892 to 1997.
The number of deportations is set to reach 2 million by 2014.
It’s a beautiful day to stop deportations. March starts in Lamont Park at 11am. See you there! #not1more #2million2many
Si se puede! #QueerTransFamilia #Not1More deportation #2Million2Many. Marching to the White House. (at Washington, District of Columbia)
Lovely day pissing off the federal government #dayofaction #immigrationreform #not1more #2million2many
#Dallas’ National Day of Action for Immigration Reform #Not1More #NiUnaMas #AltoDeportaciones
Not One More action in Dallas, Texas
Undocumented LGBTQ people are caught in a double bind of belonging neither in white mainstream LGBTQ narrative nor in the mainstream immigrant narrative.
Migration Is Not So Beautiful
Migration is beautiful mostly for the colonizer, who gets to dabble in “exotic” foods, be enriched by our “exotic” tongues, obtain a cheap labor force, and benefit from the innovation that new migrants bring. But migration can also devastating and disruptive for the vast majority of us—who are uprooted from our homelands, live without seeing close family members for years, continuously traumatized by assimilation efforts, and virtually imprisoned within the walls of the U.S.
Photos from my visit to the amazing Al-Jazeera Studio in Washington D.C. to talk about immigrant justice. These journalists are consummate professionals, and so well organized. Great experience.
“We are feeling like homosexuality is a crime everywhere … there is not any protection here,” said one of the men.Their yearlong journey across more than 10 countries to seek asylum in the United States.