100% Open Immigration: Welcome to our nation's borderlessness by Margaret McCarthy


Lively music by Citizen’s Jazz, followed by a press conference with special guests Surabhi Saraf and Faluda Islam, in which I announced the new U.S. immigration policy of 100% Open Immigration:

“That’s why today, I’m dissolving Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, entirely. I’m also disbanding U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and introducing U.S. Customs and Border Elimination, a diverse organization responsible for inspiring civility, admiration and respect, and facilitating legitimate trade and unfettered travel. U.S. Customs and Border Elimination will be the hosts of our Nation’s borderlessnesss, America’s unbounded, unlined, de-demarcated extended welcome. Together, we will erode the walls that were built before, dismantle the fences, and erase the lines.”

Gorgeous posters screenprinted by Joanna Ruckman. Stickers and brochures designed by Justin Carter.

All photos: Tommy Lau

All photos: Tommy Lau

Join me for 100% Open Immigration at the YBCA Public Square by Margaret McCarthy

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I’ve spent the past year in the Public Imagination Fellowship cohort at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, exploring the question Where is our public imagination? Together with groups exploring How do we find and empower truth? and Can we make creative dissent matter? we’ll present the results of our questioning at YBCA’s Public Square event on Saturday, June 2 from 2-6pm. I’ll be giving a press conference on 100% Open Immigration at 5pm. Join me for this free event!

I'm a 2017-2018 YBCA Fellow by Margaret McCarthy


I'm beyond thrilled to have been selected as one of the 2017-18 Fellows at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. I'm looking forward to spending time over the course of the next year investigating the question, "Where is our public imagination?"

The YBCA Fellows program brings together creative citizens from across the Bay Area – artists and everyday people aline – to engage in a yearlong process of inquiry, dialogue, and project generation.