MFA student Karlito Miller stands beside his portrait of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, mother of two U.S.-born children who was deported to Mexico this month. Guadalupe was arrested and detained February 8th 2017 during a routine check-in with immigration officials. She came as a child and had been living in the United States for the past 21 years, but was arrested in 2008 during a raid in Maricopa County and convicted of a felony for using forged documents in order to get a job and provide for her family. It wasn’t until the new regime took power that she became considered a “threat” to national security.
Temporarily installed at The University of Arizona. 8ft x 8ft. Latex and spray paint on mdf board.