Gary supports immigrants coming to America in search of a better life for themselves and their children.
America is a country built on stolen land and founded by immigrants using the labor of enslaved people. Gary has been sickened by the practices of our Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) law enforcement body, which saw Trump era empowerment that has still not been fully dismantled under the Biden administration.
In 2020, detained Black women were forcefully sterilized while being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Black Cameroonian asylum seekers also outcried alleged torture into signing their own deportation orders. In fact, human rights protests broke out here in Louisiana because Black detainees alleged that they were being treated differently than detainees from Latin American countries. This isn’t just poor Republican immigration policy, this is simply poor American immigration policy.
Gary is committed to advocating for and passing legislation for the following priorities:
- Comprehensive immigration reform, if not the complete abolition of ICE.
- Comprehensive immigration policy reform. The current immigration policy is rooted in white supremacy and there must be a catharsis of that system.
- Congressional hearings to investigate the mistreatment of Black and Latin American detainees.