The degree to which this immoral and criminal assault impacts the families of the Indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere e.g. so-called Latinos, etc., cannot be overstated. Most people born within the U.S. have absolutely no concept of the trauma of deportation. Since this nation has established the greatest system of theft in human history, the wealth of the world has been stolen (through colonialism and slavery) and brought under the control of this empire. Consequently, since the wealth is here, at least for now, no one born here has ever had to even think about this issue. They don't understand the stress and constant fear of having your family ripped apart. People born here cannot even fathom having your birth country ripped apart by imperialist political and economic policies. People born here operate under the fallacious notion that this country is blessed under some sort of special anointment from God, and that is the reason the wealth is here. Not because of the real reason; theft and murder of the people's resources who are seeking refuge in this country. Ironic isn't it. Equally as ironic is how people's lives are hurled around like a political football by capitalist politicians. Obama signs an executive order in 2012 launching DACA. He gets to reap the praise of this act from justice loving people understanding that the minute any president slightly more reactionary than he is elected, all of the benefits of DACA would disappear as fast as they appeared.
This is the contradiction of capitalist electoral politics. The masses of people, the true makers of history, have absolutely no power to determine their destiny. Under the model of this absurd process, the people impacted by these decisions have no say. The input of tax paying persons such as you and myself, doesn't exist. Only the elite bureaucrats who sit in power over the masses of society, get to decide what's best. And with that nonsense, while people suffer, we are supposed to feel some measure of comfort in the fact we can elect another idiot at some point who can reverse the seesaw for another four or eight years, etc. until we are again back at square one of this oppression.
Clearly, this cycle of disempowerment is unacceptable. Especially since the truth is we should not be justifying why the children of the original people of this hemisphere should have some bourgeois right to live in this country. The fact that we even entertain this discussion is a fallacy and proof that their (capitalist) laws have absolutely nothing to do with justice. Nothing whatsoever. As a result, all justice loving people should see themselves having absolutely no obligation to obey and acknowledge their anti-human laws.
This land always has been and always will be the land of the Indigenous people's of the Western Hemisphere, period. That means all the descendants of everyone from Mexico, etc., are Indigenous people and this is their rightful and historical home. They certainly don't need to beg and plead with the children of the low life thieves and crooks who stole this land for the right to live in their own house. Now, this is an empowering perspective and this is the type of thinking that should lead all protests against this injustice.
As African people, we are 100% with our Indigenous cousins against this system. We should be organizing ways to provide shelter and safety for the Indigenous people. Millions of them have been deported each year under regimes from both of these corrupt political parties. Their system is clearly not the answer. We need to be coming together and figuring out how to send them the message that we don't recognize their imperialist policies. They can't tell us who is welcome here. Under what morality does the thief dictate who has access to the goods?
And a final note to my folks who have drank the master's kool aide on this question. We understand that everyone wants to identify with a winner. We also know the imperialists have worked hard to convince us that this isn't stolen land. That its the "free and democratic beacon of light for the rest of the backward world. Blessed 100% by God!"
What this country actually represents is an empire that was built from the theft of this land and the theft of our people to build up the seed money to finance the development of this empire. Only the most foolish African would believe that your interests and the interests of your master are one and the same. We have no interests in the U.S. beyond justice and complete justice is that this land belongs to the Indigenous people! That's not to say you have to pack up and move to Africa today because as backward as many of you are, we don't want or need you in Africa until you can wake up. What it is to say is we have a historical imperative to represent justice. That means we owe a debt to our Indigenous neighbors. Support their struggle right now. Open your churches, houses, cars, etc., to protect those who are hounded by this criminal government. Refuse to talk to and/or cooperate with their criminal police agencies on all levels. Stand up for what's right just like the people who's sacrifices you benefit from stood up for you. You cannot expect anyone to recognize your cry for justice if you refuse to recognize theirs. This is a moral question and if you don't respond correctly all the religious/spiritual dogma, garb, churches, mosques, whatever you call yourself preaching won't protect you.
DACA wasn't the answer, but it definitely can be a catalyst for the call to action we want and desperately need.