In February, Austin, TX was rocked by a series of protests over ICE raids that resulted in over 50 immigrants being detained. Despite backlash from school administration, students played an active role in the mobilizations as they staged walk outs, highway take overs and street protests. The oppressive role of police goes beyone killing black and brown people on the street. In this interview AWWP explores the broader function the police and court system serve in their collaboration with ICE in attacking immigrant communities.
Luis is a member of BRRN in Austin and he joins us to give insight into the immigration struggle there. He’s also involved with ICE Out, an organization that seeks to end the Priority Enforcement Program and all conflation of local law enforcement with Immigration in Austin. Look out for updates as immigration struggles continues to unfold across the country.
Intro music clip: Chingo Bling – Like This and Like That