Posts Tagged migration

Karnes protest sign

Migrant mothers & kids held in solitary confinement as retaliation for hunger strike

The hunger strike by 78 mothers detained at the Karnes immigration detention center that we covered last week ended on Saturday — but not before detention officials locked up a few families, including young children, in solitary confinement.

The hunger strike by 78 mothers detained at the Karnes immigration detention center that we covered last week ended on Saturday — but not before detention officials locked up a few families, including young children, in solitary ...

Migration is beautiful. Tell your lawmakers.

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America.

Human beings have been migrating for the entirety of our existence. It’s natural and inevitable and removing the immigration debate from its historical context is manipulative and misleading.

This is the basis of Migration is Beautiful, a movement of artists and activists fighting for humane immigration reform. So far, the movement has collected the signatures of over 100 artists who support it, including Alice Walker, Margaret Cho, Chuck D, Rosario Dawson, Junot Diaz, the Roots and ...

Ed. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive ...