Jacinta Gonzalez is a lead organizer at New Orleans Workers' Center for Racial Justice, an organization dedicated to organizing day laborers, guestworkers and homeless residents to build a movement for dignity and human rights in the post-Katrina landscape.
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March 21, 2012
During the Republican primary in Florida, Mitt Romney announced to an audience that his strategy on immigration was “self-deportation.” Many people in the audience were puzzled, some laughed and others applauded. But what did Romney really mean when he proposed a strategy of self-deportation? Delmy Palencia knows what it means. Self-deportation, both as a policy and in practice, aims to make daily life so unbearable, hostile and painful for immigrants that they will pack up their entire life and family and will flee from their homes and communities. In Delmy’s life, this is what self-...