What the U.S. government is doing at the border and in immigrant communities all around the country is nothing short of a mass atrocity.
Children are being separated from their families at the border and imprisoned in concentration camps. ICE raids are increasing in frequency and severity, instilling fear and terror into immigrant communities. People are literally dying at the border as they flee for their safety. Our government refuses to recognize immigrants’ humanity, but the American people can take a stand.
The United States government is targeting immigrants in our community like the Nazis targeted the Jews. We were taught to never let anything like the Holocaust happen again, so we are sounding the alarm now. We refuse to wait and see -- we know from our own history what happens next. Never again is now. Many of our ancestors narrowly escaped from conditions like what we are seeing today in concentration camps at the border and detention centers around the country. We are putting our bodies on the line because when we say never again, we mean never again for anyone.
This crisis isn’t just at the border -- it’s everywhere. The only way to stop this crisis is for anyone and everyone to throw themselves into the gears of the deportation machine. While republicans fan the flames of white supremacy, democrats continue conceding the debate to Trump. Instead of taking drastic action to end this humanitarian crisis, the democratic party allows ICE to continue its campaign of terror unchecked. Congress needs to shut down ICE immediately and ensure freedom and permanent protection for all undocumented immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Until Congress steps up, we are making it impossible for ICE to do business as usual.