Since 2014, over 340,000 unaccompanied immigrant children and families have fled their homes in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. After centuries of brutal colonization and decades of destructive U.S. interventions, this region has become one of the deadliest places in the world. Organized crime, extortion, murder, and sexual violence are rampant. It is not safe to be a child or a woman there. This poster shows one of these migrants, an Indigenous Guatemalan woman who fled for her life, traveling thousands of miles with her children, to seek asylum in the U.S.
Although they may not be recognized as refugees, a huge number of immigrants are forced to migrate by violence and economic conditions. Intensifying climate crisis is expected to create as many as 2 billion refugees worldwide by 2100.
Although refugees have a right to asylum under federal and international law, Trump has announced that he plans to ban most refugees from the U.S. and punish sanctuary cities. He has authorized ICE to persecute and hunt people suspected of being undocumented, expanded detention of immigrant children and adults, and fomented a climate of fear and violence toward all immigrants.
These posters were created in June 2017, in collaboration with Centro Legal de la Raza, New American Story Project and Forward Together. Original drawing created in pencil by me, based on photos by Lori Barra.
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