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NO VACANCIES (2010)
Book, vinyl text on wall

No Vacancies is a 60 feet long accordion-style book that portrays the general locations of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids that have occurred in the Bay Area. In the last years, there have been a series of raids by the ICE in the Bay Area, creating instability and stress throughout the immigrant community at large. Many non-profits have been taking action with local immigrant communities, from rallies and demonstrations, to meeting with local community leaders.  During my research on immigration, I consulted with a couple of these non-profits (Dolores Community Center and CARECEN), and with them I was able to get general locations on the raids; these locations have inspired this project. I went out to the general location, and without having the exact address, I photographed both sides of the entire block.


 

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