immigration photography

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The Muslim community is mourning the passing of Nabra, a 17 year old young woman from Sterling, VA. Nabra was beaten to death with a baseball bat and left in a pond after going missing while walking to a mosque with her friends. Hate crime against Muslim Americans is at its highest point with more than 67% increase since 2016. Nabra is another example of the escalating violence towards Muslims Americans. Activists gathered at Union Square to hold a vigil for Nabra and her family and to stand against violence against Muslim Americans. 

Crossing Borders: Immigration and American Culture

As part of our Citizens and Borders initiative, we have launched a digital exhibition of works from MoMA’s collection by artists who immigrated to the U.S., often as refugees in search of safe haven. The works were chosen by staff across the Museum, and represent a range of mediums—painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, performance, film, design, and architecture—and a span of nearly 100 years.

We’ll be posting a selection of those works here over the next week, but you can explore all the works at mo.ma/crossingborders.

[Arshile Gorky. Garden in Sochi. c. 1943. Oil on canvas. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2017 Estate of Arshile Gorky/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York]

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Immigrants and advocates rally in support of DACA

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to rescind an Obama-era policy that protects nearly 600,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, but plans to let them stay until their work permits expire, a senior administration official said on Thursday.

Trump’s decision could be announced as early as Friday but could also come next week, the official said.

Trump had pledged on the election campaign trail to scrap all of former President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or “Dreamers,” program.  (Reuters)

Here’s a look at some recent protests.

(Photos: Joe Penney/Reuters [2], Jacquelyn Martin/AP, Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

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‘Day Without Immigrants’ protests across the U.S.

Immigrants across the United States stayed home from school and work on Thursday to show how critical they are to the nation’s economy and way of life.

“A Day Without Immigrants” actions took place in a number of cities, including Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C. The protest gained momentum on social media and by word of mouth.

It comes in response to the policies and proposals of President Trump, whose administration has pledged to increase the deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally. Trump campaigned on a vow to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and blamed high unemployment on illegal immigration. As president, he has sought to bar people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

Organizers expect thousands of people to participate or show solidarity with workers during the day of protest. (AP)

(Photos: Steven Senne/AP, Todd McInturf /Detroit News via AP, Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters, Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images, Jim Bourg/Reuters)

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#ImmigrantRally: Several cites have been raided by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in recent days. Communities of immigrants and undocumented people are fearful that they will be deported. New York City is a “sanctuary city” but many activists are concerned that with broken windows policing the immigrants of the city are at risk of being raided and deported by ICE. Activists gathered at Washington Square Park to demand an end to broken windows policing and no more deportations.