Human Being is Illegal"
Mark Vallen. Offset poster
19.5" x 22" inches - $10.00
oppose the rising tide of discrimination aimed at the undocumented
in the U.S., from Arizona's racist SB1070 anti-immigrant
law, to efforts by members of the U.S. Congress to overturn
the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (which guarantees
citizenship to children born on U.S. soil), Vallen republished
his famous poster in August of 2010.
Human Being is Illegal" was first published as a bilingual
street poster in 1988 in conjunction with a campaign conducted
by the Los Angeles based Central American Resource Center
(CARECEN), to secure the rights of undocumented Central
American war refugees in the U.S. The 5,000 posters distributed
popularized the slogan of "No Human Being is Illegal," a
catchphrase that has since entered the lexicon of today's
defenders of immigrant's rights.