Alatorre remained active even as she turned 90, participating in amnesty marches and holding citizenship classes. To the end, she insisted that activists forsake their differences as well as glory to work for el pueblo.
We must hold these dual, overlapping realities in our minds, as we strive to comprehend the interrelated horrors to which the United States — not just Trump, but the United States — subjects millions of people every day.
Scott Warren offered food, water, and clothing to migrants on a deadly stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Now he’s facing twenty years in prison. Humanitarian groups fear the situation will only get worse.
Multiple news outlets and research centers have shown that the Asian undocumented population is growing faster than the Latin American undocumented population, which in recent years has actually shrunk.
Undocumented workers fund public schools and local government services by paying sales and property taxes like everyone, estimated to be $11.7 billion a year. In 2013, they contributed $13 billion per year to the Social Security retirement trust fund
Reyna Wences, OCAD & Tania Unzueta, Mijente, OCAD
Organized Communities Against Deportation
The art installation and protests puts a spotlight on the $95 million police academy proposed by the Mayor, the killing of Black and Brown youth by the Police Department, and the City’s role in contributing to deportations of immigrants and the criminalization of Black and Brown Chicagoans.
As the president vowed to tighten immigration enforcement during his Arizona trip, educators say an epidemic of fear is boosting school absenteeism and leaving millions of children with crippling anxiety.