Ana Cecilia Pérez wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Ana is a race equity consultant and the director of Decolonizing Race, a project to transform race power dynamics in movement building spaces. Her work focuses on supporting individuals and groups in healing from racism and oppression, organizational transformation, liberatory transformational leadership development, and building equity in organization and movement spaces.
As with almost anything in the country’s increasingly bought and paid for political system, there are powerful interests that will use their influence over politicians to protect the activities and funding of both ICE and DHS.