This cartoon, "En Juego" was designed by Alfredo Burgos after the partial injunction of the SB 1070 copy cat law in Georgia.
It shows two opposing teams trying to move the ball down the field; one toward attrition, the other toward inclusion. And it shows the incremental steps of progress along the way. We are turning the tide.
This cartoon, "Don't Believe the Hype," came on the heels of the ICE's report crediting the Secure Communities program with aiding a 'record number of deportations.'
In fiscal year 2011, the Obama administration has deported 396,000+ people and performed enough of a shell game with them to say that 55% of those are "convicted criminals." We see through ICE's scare tactics and fuzzy math and know that their entire classification of "criminality" is skewed.
In response to ICE's new numbers, we offer this cartoon designed by Alfredo Burgos, "Don't Believe the Hype."
As the people of Arizona continue celebrated the recall of the sponsor of SB 1070, the cartoon shows the other pillars of the state's intolerance trembling at the thought of what's to come.
Attrition is truly a monster. It is the politics of misery. But, like most boogeymen, it loses its power when we face it without fear. It is defeated with love, for each other and our culture. Alfredo's cartoons here show those two sides.