I encountered the predatory immigration system in my own backyard when I co-organized a “12 Days of Christmas” fundraiser for people detained in the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma. With Indivisible Tacoma, we raised $4,000 for commissary accounts, a bail fund, and Christmas presents for the people being held there.
But the battle against racist, militant, corporate power structures can’t be won with charity. Current immigration policies keep brown communities oppressed and migrants in shackles. The current immigration system is a combination of systematic racism, the prison industrial complex, and corporate greed.
I have my eyes set on structural change when I am in Congress, including:
Thank you to Mijente for providing background for this policy.