Maria Luisa Rosal came to the United States with her mother from Guatemala escaping violence in her country following the disappearance of her father. Once in the United States, she remembers that “There was a point where my mom was given 24 hours to leave the country, and we did not know what was going to be in our future.” Fortunately she was granted asylum, but has seen how other families have been devastated by deportation. “It is unfortunate that President Obama has deported more immigrants than any of his predecessors. Instead of having policies that are based on enforcement and surveillance, we should focus on human rights and people. If the President were doing that, he would stop deportations.”
NotOneMoreDeportation.com is a campaign made of individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws.
As the immigration debate continues, #Not1More enters the discussion from the place that touches people in concrete ways and can offer tangible relief. By collectively challenging unfair deportations and unjust policy through organizing, art, legislation, and action, we aim to reverse criminalization, build migrant power, and create immigration policies based on principles of inclusion.
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