9 Phrases the Migrant Rights Movement Needs to Leave in 2015

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by Carlos García
December 31, 2015
Latino Rebels

In 2016, we need to stop leaving people behind. It doesn’t serve our movement to use corrupt messaging that serves the needs of those in power. It divides our community into those who are deserving and those who are not and throws other oppressed communities under the bus.

It’s time for us to step up our words and our actions and drop these phrases from our own movements. Let’s end the divide-and-conquer tactics of the state and commit to liberation for all of our people.

1. We are a nation of immigrants.

The United States of America is a settler colonial nation that has been built upon the lands and the genocide of indigenous people.

2. This country was built by immigrants.

This country was built by the slavery of African people and the exploitation of oppressed people from across the world.

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