Oscar Danilo Balladares: I am a Nicaraguan immigrant. When I was five years old, for one month I crossed several borders with my mother and 3 older brothers, arriving in Miami in late January 1989. Having been raised in some of the most impoverished neighborhoods of the United States I learned first hand that justice was reserved for some, not all.
Today, I organize with Florida New Majority (FNM), as a community organizer with FNM I fight to mend a broken and unequal voting system that keeps minorities from civic participation.
“I fast because in my personal life I deal with another broken system, immigration. My family and community are constantly torn apart by draconian and racist immigration policies. Today, I want to be a part of a fight that stands up for human dignity. No mas ilegales, idle no more”.
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.
Read More »
I want to be part of the movement to stop deportations and win inclusion.