This inhumane deportation machine existed long before Trump; while we are happy that Trump will no longer be president, we remember that president- elect Biden’s vice presidency still deported more people than even President Trump. Furthermore, the policy of detaining children in detention camps originated on Biden’s watch (though not nearly on the scale we’ve seen under the current administration). Too often, one party exacerbates egregious wrongs that the other normalized in previous cycles of capitalist control.
“This is a call for solidarity, not passivity. It is an attempt to keep our community safe and healthy, to be connected to reliable information and community support, and to prepare for effective and organized action and involvement over reactive and dangerous instigation.” – Louis Goseland, Public Relations Officer Bloomington-Normal Democratic Socialists of America
“The atrocities being committed by ICE against women, children, and families is horrific, though not new. The United States is a history of racism, abuse, and neglect towards immigrants and indigenous people. Enough is enough. All families deserve to be free and together and safe from genocidal practices while on US soil, and our local elected leaders must use their power to protect them” – Krystle Able, BloNo DSA member.