US immigration policies have kept the prison industrial complex at capacity. These capitalist institutions collect bonuses for meeting maximum human quotas in their corporate slave facilities.
Researching the history of any Central American or South American country will eventually reveal the colonial imprint of a corporate boot closely followed by a rifle. Migration of all living beings is a fundamental right that should be guaranteed to all planetary species especially if their very existence is at stake.
As movement artists, we help deal hope through our creations. Reflecting back, I can’t say I ever remember seeing the fist of resistance and the butterfly of migration merge together in this way but it seemed necessary for the banner I created in this instance.
The last picture in this series was a powerful moment when the frontline community most at risk, including a young mother and her child, danced in cultural defiance blocking the ICE vehicle entrance. This is who I create for.
Client: Not1More Movement
Tags: Direct Action, Human Rights, Immigration