Faces from the #Not1More Boston Rally Against Deportations (4/17/14)

President Obama has deported 2 million people since he came into office and is the nation’s “Deporter in Chief.” Despite signing an executive order to halt the deportations of undocumented immigrants who came as children, he has taken no similar actions to halt the deportations of their older family members. Families are being split and destroyed every day by the Obama administration’s current policies, and President Obama has the power to sign a similar executive order tomorrow halting all deportations until Congress takes comprehensive action. But he has refused and continues to drag his feet, and some of the most marginalized families in our country are paying the price of his inaction.

I had the pleasure to attend and take pictures at this rally last Thursday, and it was incredibly moving.

Together we say: not one more family destroyed, not one more day without equality, not one more indifferent reaction to suffering, not one more deportation.


#2million2many #Not1more

More photos: HERE

On International Workers Day, workers around the world call for an end to deportations. #not1more #2million2many #mayday

I was recently commissioned by the AFL-CIO to create this graphic for May Day. I was enlivened by their stance on deportations. It’s going to take us all coming together to say NOT ONE MORE. Please SHARE widely and stand in solidarity with workers and families being devestated by deportations. An injury to one is an injury to all.

New Report via @detentionwatch: Expose and Close the #Artesia Family Residential Center in #NewMexico and close all #familydetention centers. Read it at this link: http://bit.ly/exposecloseartesia


Victor Albarran Sanchez has lived and resided in the United States of America for over 13 years. From 2005 to the present time, Victor has been attending classes at Portland Community College, in pursuit of a degree in Computer Engineering.

 Victor has been very active in his local community throughout his time in Portland. He has volunteered as a mentor for high school students at Jefferson High School and Benson High School. He has served as a role model for young students, encouraging them to take their studies seriously. Victor is a strong and active member of the of the Leadership Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ De Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A ) since 2005, serving and volunteering in our communities by participating in many leadership conferences in the State of Oregon, the Pacific Northwest Area, and also other states throughout the country to represent Portland, Oregon. In many occasions Victor volunteered his time to American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) organizing May Day rallies and helped make a video about the Dreamers. In the spare time he could find he volunteered at FreeGeek, where he taught people how to assemble commuters; that they could keep while also learning computer skills.

 Victor has participated in leadership training through ASPCC and lobbied in Washington D.C. On behalf of Oregon college students that could benefit form a passage of the DREAM Act. In Oregon he was a strong advocate of Tuition Equity and Oregon Drivers license for all. His personal goal is to make important impacts in communities by serving and educating them. Victor displays excellent virtues of an active citizenship, and is an ideal candidate to remain in the United States to keep on making positive impacts in these communities.


An amazing, passionate message to President Obama from the child of an undocumented immigrant

This is important and really moving. Please listen and share. #Not1More #2Million2Many

2Million2Many! Not One More Deportation! Every day more than 1,000 people are deported. It is predicted that in April, 2 million people will have been deported by the Obama administration. Amid Congressional inaction, President Obama and his administration must understand that our community cannot continue to wait. The president can take concrete, bold and necessary actions TODAY to turn back the deportation dragnet. On April 5th, groups are holding events across the country to say: 2Million2Many! Not One More Deportation!
Via Sol Már

Trail To End Deportations

April 2 to 5, 2014, migrant families will be walking 60 miles from Phoenix, Arizona to Eloy Detention Center to stop deportations and bring loved ones home from detention. Join us!

#2million2many !

Great being a part of this. It was beautiful to see some support from Humboldt County community.

Even if I am angry at the ignorant people out there. Still great.

Being able to show my sister all of what I do, the organizing, the rallies, even taking her to congressman and their staff and to the national democratic committee headquarters to demand administrative relief.and pressure them to come out in support of that to stop deportations is an experience I hope she doesn’t forget. I showed her today what I do and who I fight for! We all can make a difference. #WECANTWAIT #END #ADMINRELIEF #FAMILIES #SISTER #OBAMA #STOPSEPARATINGFAMILIES #2MILLION2MANY