Abandoned George Airforce Base in Adelanto

About Cinthya Martinez

Dr. Cinthya Martinez is currently a UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department at UC Santa Cruz. She earned her Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside and a Master’s degree in Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge. She received her B.A. in Ethnic Studies and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego.

ICE on Fire: Incinerating Prison/Border Violence through Feminist Abolition Geographies

Arial image of ICE detention facility

Dr. Martinez is working on a book manuscript entitled, “ICE on Fire: Incinerating Prison/Border Violence through Feminist Abolition Geographies,” in which she investigates how women inside ICE immigrant detention use “haunted-ness” and testimony to unsettle detention.

Abolish ICE and ALL Border-Prisons

Images of family separation and immigrant deaths disturb those who care about the ongoing human suffering of people on the border. Since 2018, activists began the rallying cry to Abolish ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

By following the life of Cinthya Martinez, raised by a single undocumented mother, and through the voices of undocumented activists, this film reveals the origins and the stakes of the Abolish ICE movement. Activists share why they dedicated their lives to “Shutdown Adelanto,” the largest immigrant detention center in the U.S.

Abolish ICE centers the lives and voices of feminist and queer undocumented activists who have come out of the shadows to build a blossoming abolitionist movement.