#Not1More Deportation

Amrita Wassan


Amrita Wassan is an educator living in Washington D.C. In her work, she has seen how deportation has affected her students. “Last year I had a student with special needs, who was HIV positive, and a United States citizen, being raised by a single mother who was also in deportation. This meant that my student had to chose between going to live in a country that he knows nothing about, where her and her family have no resources or support systems, or be put into the foster care system in the United States. The system and the laws are not working when a middle school kid like my student, is being separated from her mother.” Amrita is also concerned with the effect of deportations on queer families and the inhumane treatment of transgender people in immigration detention centers. Amrita has been active with Southerners on New Ground (SONG), School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) and INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence.