We must also reject the labels, categories and typologies that divide us: educated versus uneducated; citizen versus undocumented; and undocumented youth (good immigrants or “the innocent ones”) versus undocumented parents (bad immigrants or “the sinners”).
It’s notable that so few people weighing in on this debate even recognized Puerto Rico as a site of the African diaspora.
As practicing immigration attorneys, we believe that calls to abolish ICE should extend to ICE counsel, since ICE attorneys play an integral role in the deportation process by securing the deportation orders that ICE deportation officers later carry out.
Cuando ese ochenta por ciento de los caminantes iniciaron el camino, los empujó la pobreza en este país.
When the people of my country of Honduras decide to leave, they do not leave because they lack love for Honduras, but because the need demands it.
But more than anything else, what is bothersome is the reality that we usually need white people on our side to begin with. It all shows just how disempowered most of our communities truly are.