On Sunday, November 1 (Dia de los Muertos), leaders from La Resistencia guided the creation of an ofrenda, or offering, to honor people who died in custody at the hands of, or because of, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This year, many lives were lost due to violence incited by law enforcement and negligence treatment of detainees in the pandemic. Thousands more people detained across the nation are at extreme risk for contagion, without access to adequate health care. La Resistencia has organized these Day of the Dead celebrations outside the Northwest Detention Center since 2014.
—Photo Lindsey Dalthorp