Great essay in HuffPo Latino Voices by Southern Queer advocate

Check out this interesting essay by Caitlin Breedlove of Southerners on New Ground

What makes a white, 32-year-old, middle-class queer woman with no prior charges decide to risk arrest on a November day in Atlanta in order to stop ICE from deporting immigrants? I could tell you a story about the profound bravery of undocumented people besting fear every day just by living their lives in the open. I could also tell you about my own family and the impact of ICE and deportations on our lives. Or I could explain to you why deportation is not about national security or protecting jobs but about controlling people at the margins, forcing them into fear and cages, and then using them at will.

 

Check out this interesting essay by Caitlin Breedlove of

Southerners on New Grou

Check out this interesting essay by Caitlin Breedlove of Southerners on New Ground

 

What makes a white, 32-year-old, middle-class queer woman with no prior charges decide to risk arrest on a November day in Atlanta in order to stop ICE from deporting immigrants? I could tell you a story about the profound bravery of undocumented people besting fear every day just by living their lives in the open. I could also tell you about my own family and the impact of ICE and deportations on our lives. Or I could explain to you why deportation is not about national security or protecting jobs but about controlling people at the margins, forcing them into fear and cages, and then using them at will.

 

 

 

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