Description It is frightening to know just how sprawling and convoluted the U.S. immigration detention system truly is. But this is an important fact to keep in mind, as it is rapidly growing. Due to the sheer size and complexity of the detention system, detainees are easily lost to their family members and attorneys. At any time, with no advance notice, a detainee could be transferred to another detention facility hundreds of miles away, or even expelled from the country, leaving behind loved ones. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) reports that they are 'unable to determine with certainty the whereabouts of many unaccompanied alien children. Under the new Trump policy, a child immigrant accompanied by an adult must be verified that the adult is a parent or legal guardian, but without acceptable documentation the adult and child are immediately separated without proper investigation. These children are then declared UAC, (unaccompanied alien children). They become victims of Trumps xenophobia.Desperate immigrants seeking asylum due to life-threatening conditions, would prefer to give their children a chance for a better life without facing internment. Hiding them with friends or family in the United States provides more of a chance then they would have otherwise. These choices are beyond what most people would ever have to consider. President Trump's cruel and inhumane system forces immigrants to go underground and it denies innocent asylum seekers their right to find sanctuary and freedom in America.
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About the Artist: Spadecaller (Matt Schwartz) is the pseudonym he uses for his visual art, writing, poetry, and video creations; initially, the name came about by his direct approach on subjects that focus on humanitarian issues that impact our world today. He's known to call a spade a spade.
In the late 1950’s, Spadecaller’s formal training in traditional oil painting techniques commenced. He was eight years old, when he started private painting lessons. Through considerable personal sacrifice, his mother, who has since passed away, nurtured his artistic talents and provided him with many of the tools and circumstances to launch his creative journey. Memories of art exhibitions in New York City that his mother introduced him to continue to motivate his quest for excellence. Spadecaller attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71), and during the 70's up until the late 80's, he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York. As a realist painter, he strives to capture the beauty of nature and the soul of humankind. Due to the onset of chronic illness in the late nineties and with the advent of image editing software, he turned to creating digital hand painted images, mixed media and photographic art - fusing these into an art form worthy of the same gratification that he had once found in oils.
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