Nico Udu-Gama is a community organizer with the School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) and an interpreter. His parents are Sri Lankan immigrants, although Nico was born in the United States and lives in Washington D.C. “I am participating in today’s action because I am tired of waiting. I am tired of asking politicians to act, and relying on them to keep our communities safe, while they have refused to take action. I am here to create a small disruption in this deportation machine that targets immigrant workers and families. Until deportations stop, we will have to do it ourselves.”
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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