Every day, mothers and fathers leave their homes without knowing
if this will be the last time they will see their family. What
may appear as a simple traffic stop can turn into an arrest,
detention, and deportation. Immigrants sustain this country
through their labor and economic contributions, and they deserve
basic rights that would guarantee the safety of themselves and
Immigrants are tired of waiting for broken promises and delays
from previous years that will provide them with basic rights.
That is why they are taking to the streets to call for an end to
the uncertainty, fear, and possible arrests and detentions for
not having a driver's license.
In Michigan, as in the rest of the country, passing a law to
provide access to driver's licenses for the immigrant community
is nothing new. Fourteen states have already enacted laws that
offer driver's licenses for everyone, regardless of immigration
status. The state of Michigan may be next. If anything, the
state of Michigan would simply revert to a law that it once had
and was repealed in 2008.
“We are tired of living in fear, of driving every day, not
knowing if we will return and see our children, our families at
the end of the day. We leave our houses in a perpetual state of
fear every time we have to get behind the wheel, even more so
during these times of the pandemic. But we are not afraid to
fight for the rights we deserve. Our community is united and
organized, and together we will win licenses for all!” - B.
Yamileth, Movimiento Cosecha Ann Arbor
Undocumented immigrant community from Ann Arbor, Michigan
March culminating in a rally with shared testimonies, agenda,
295 N. Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at 1 PM