Man watches his wife and child leave as he’s awaiting deportation.
Un hombre se despide de su esposa e hija mientras espera deportación.
disunification of families of color: a usian value
They will use any measure to break people down and paralize. The hitback will be so hard on them..
These right wing scumbags that treat these people this way while claiming they are ‘pro family’ make me sick.
A cop followed a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses that I know. They’re all Mexican and clearly PoC and as soon as they got in the car and drove 1 block, he stopped and ticketed two people. They’re not legal residents and didn’t have ID on them- which he claimed they HAD TO HAVE AT ALL TIMES- then said he was following them for hours and gave the passengers a $500 ticket for not buckling up for 6 yards. This couple lost their jobs- bank teller and nursing assistant- due to new employment laws which denied them legal work because of their undocumented status. They made it through by creating a new small mobile business which brings them enough income to cover their home, car payments, and yes, taxes.
I feel that people- especially white people who never have to live with and interact with PoC on a daily basis- complain so much about immigration because it just looks unfair. Nobody has to personally deal with their sisters being banned entry to the US, nobody has to pull money from their own bank to send to Mexico because your family can’t afford the electricity, nobody has to drive out 50 miles to find a way to budget for the family of 11 living in a property you purchased for them, because they don’t have papers to have a mortgage themselves. Nobody has to hold the children whose father was deported the day before, by ICE agents who spent months snooping.It happens to me, watching my dear sister-in-law have to travel to a dangerous city days away- when TJ is three hours from here- to secure a visa, then be denied because she missed two papers out of a dozen letters, emails, instructions all in a language she doesn’t speak. It’s me, considering agriculture work because I can’t find a job in the city. It’s going to a farmer’s market and hearing a seller say one dollar? I didn’t spend last week with an aching back to sell those for a dollar in Spanish.
It feels like people are whining about a completely foreign problem, that it just tugs their savior heartstrings. I appreciate support, but it just aches in such a different place for me. It aches in holding my family and aches in knowing that, that’s not a stranger in the photo. It happens in my community. It happens and it has to be us, their sisters and brothers and primos that hold up that family after.