Temporary protected status will last six more months for 58,000 Haitian immigrants in the United States. The loss of this immigration protection could lead to deportation to a country that continues to struggle with the impact of two earthquakes and a devastating cholera epidemic.
Senate Bill 4, which goes into effect on September 1, punishes cities, counties, elected officials and campuses that don’t collaborate with federal immigration enforcement. It also makes it a criminal offense for police chiefs or sheriffs to violate the ban.
The United States already has the largest immigrant detention system in the world. Building a wall and expanding the deportation machine is not the infrastructure our country’s working families voted for or need.
In the first of a five-part video series featuring immigration activists in Maricopa County, Arizona, Reyna Montoya talks about how even the risk of family separation terrifies children, how she uses art for healing—and that one time she stopped a bus full of undocumented folks from being deported.