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In collaboration with the Yes Men and a group of artists-activists from the Yes Lab calling themselves the Repatriotas, Marlène co-created Patriots for Self-Deportation (SelfDeport.org): a satirical critique of the increasing criminalization and deportation of undocumented immigrants, as well as the uptick of extreme anti-immigrant laws like SB 1070 in Arizona, HB 56 in Alabama, and the Secure Communities program, which deny basic rights to undocumented people and their families. The Tea Party-esque “go-back-home” rhetoric is so over-the-top—some even clamoring to change the 14th Amendment, so that U.S.-born children of undocumented immigrants would not automatically become citizens—that we thought parody was the only sane response.

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