By sanitizing George W. Bush into a harmless old man with different political views, we dishonor the people who lived through or died by the injustices that he caused. CW: war, torture, death, racism, Islamophobia I envy those with the privilege to
The El Paso shooting should spur white Americans to reckon with their legacy of violence. Without it, white nationalists will continue onwards. Another day, another mass shooting. 22 people massacred in the crowded Walmart of Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso,
We must refuse to uphold the colonial logic underlying claims of legal presence and borders.By Natascha Uhlmann The Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is morally repugnant. This much is self evident — no human being is illegal, period. But we can do better. DACA granted a sense of normalcy to a young generation that has known no other home. It has spared some, at least, from a heinous deportation apparatus. But as much as it was a resource for anti-deportation advocates, so too it was a tool for ICE. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the department that manages DACA applications, states that they do not share information with immigration officials except in the event of criminal offenses or threats to public safety. This language, draped in fear, shields ICE from scrutiny as they terrorize migrant communities. Benign — and often class linked — offenses like jumping a subway turnstile are sufficient to have one's information turned over. These provisions, alongside the systemic racialization of police violence means that lower class immigrants of color have a constant target on their backs. In aggressively pursuing minor infractions of this nature, ICE has effectively made poverty a deportable offense.
It’s a cruel twist of fate when a presidential administration is sending the same message that abusers try to imprint upon their victims: You cannot hide. Nowhere is safe. No one can say that the Trump administration hasn’t been busy. Still
Stop copying and pasting unverified reports about ICE raids. You may mean well, but you're hurting immigrant communities. Do this instead. If you’ve spent any time on Facebook lately, you’ve probably seen people sharing information about places where Immigration and Customs