Full families challenge US-Mexico border with mass reentry
March 11, 2014
Any day now, President Obama, whom immigrant groups call the “deporter in chief,” will make history by surpassing the two million mark — separating two million families through deportation during the course of his administration’s five-year reign.
In response, migrant families are making history of their own.
On March 10, 250 migrants, who have lived in the United States most of their lives, attempted to reenter the country after being deported. Many entire families are returning, while others are coming to rejoin family members still living in the United States. The group is chanting “undocumented and unafraid” as they cross through the U.S. portal that separates Tijuana from San Diego. This action, part of the #not1more campaign, marks the third mass border crossing organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance. The action comes as immigrant justice groups are increasingly moving beyond advocating for legislative reform and are instead turning to direct action to protest the record deportations. The group says that these actions are calling attention to the immigration crisis and the way millions of families are separated by an arbitrary boarder.
Last year, 150,000 U.S.- born children were separated from at least one parent. The majority were under the age of 10. One of these stories is that of Manuel, who spent 10 years living in Ohio with his U.S.-born children and wife. According to the National Immigrant Youth Alliance’s Facebook page, “Manuel was placed in deportation proceedings after he hired an immigration attorney who he later found out was a fraud.”
All 250 families participating in yesterday’s action have lived in the United States for a large portion of their lives, creating homes and community in this country.
Haute Couture alphabet: Elie Saab s/s 2014
yeah I’ll share lipstick with my girls but I’ll never start a fight over dick with my girls
Loving Rocky Rivera’s new song so much I just had to draw her! Super awesome talented lady.
THIS IS AWESOME
March 8 - International Working Women’s Day
Art by Favianna Rodriguez
these past two weeks at our high school mentoring program we’ve had some really special things going on.
last week, the entire meeting consisted of students sharing some very personal and deep things with their peers and us mentors. some students came out. others came out as survivors of sexual or physical abuse. some came out as sharing their experiences with depression. and so forth.
this week we had a check up and had highs and lows of the week. the majority of the students shared that their high was what had happened at last weeks meeting and that they were glad that they now had a new avenue and could share such a space with their peers.
this is why these types of spaces are needed, especially for our brown and black youth.
I fell in love with Annie Clark(aka St. Vincent) all over again last night at Union Transfer. More photos soon. - Philadelphia, PA - 02/28/2014
(by Colin Kerrigan)
Just treated myself to a music monthly-subscription service, and out of everything I could be listening to, I’m just devouring St. Vincent and all of her albums that I’ve never had the money to buy. St. Vincent all day, erry day.