We refuse to choose between Trump's openly racist wall and the Democrats' implicitly racist "smart border" – they are merely different faces of the same death-making logic. We will block the border wall. We choose another way: freedom of movement, self-determination, solidarity and mutual aid.
We can combat Trump's policies that greet migrant families with tear gas at the southwestern border, that leave Haitian people to die in boats coming to the United States and 58,000 more in legal limbo, and that criminalize entire communities. We will uplift the inspiring work by black and brown migrant support organizers like the UndocuBlack Network, Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project, NorCal Resist, and more, who defend migrant communities most targeted by ICE harassment, deportation and the police
We will stand with indigenous communities who refuse the militarization and desecration of their homelands by Border Patrol. We will uplift indigenous resistance to the wall and to the so-called "smart border" technologies that endanger indigenous lifeways and ecosystems.
We can demonstrate through solidarity and mutual aid that we can build a world without colonial borders or state violence.
There are multiple initiatives already demonstrating hospitality to migrants and physically defying the border that separates the United States from Mexico, from autonomous kitchens in Tijuana to indigenous-led anti-border camps in Texas. We will build the capacity to undermine the border, welcome refugees, and demonstrate that free movement can be beautiful, safe, and beneficial for all—so long as the police and la migra stay out of the way. We also encourage people to organize and welcome migrants in your own communities.
It is time to act courageously—together. We need a bold, positive vision of the future in contrast to Trump’s white supremacist fantasy. We need to create a world in which people can move freely, where families can find refuge from danger, and communities are brave enough to welcome newcomers and create a shared sense of belonging. Where refugees now encounter hostile border guards, where black immigrants face the dual threats of deportation and incarceration, they should find communities coming together to welcome them with food and shelter. We can hold people, companies, and politicians who benefit from the border-industrial complex and communities. Look for days of action and solidarity in the near future.
Create national political space for border communities resisting Trump’s border wall; Lift up black/brown led resistance to the U.S. prision system and border; Support mutual aid projects aimed at migrants and refugees. Together we can abolish the border and the U.S. plantation system once and for all.