Huellas Que Germinan, 2018

Huellas que Germinan, 2018 (Foot Prints That Sprout), Amézquita embraces the precarity of the immigrant body as a site of resistance. Through it, Amézquita walked from the border of Tijuana, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California, for over eight consecutive days, from sunrise to sunset. To bring visibility and solidarity with multiple immigrant struggles. Amézquita’s political art actions assert a presence within the social fabric while challenging the criminalization of mobility and the perception of undocumented immigrants during migration. During Huellas que Germinan Amézquita constructed a constellation network of support with multiple collaborators, inviting individuals to meet her at different locations during the 178-mile walk. Undocumented participants joined north of the San Clemente Border Patrol Station. Historically walking has been used as a form of resistance. For immigrant communities walking reclaims public space, demands justice, and advocates. Walking in large groups, such as the migrant caravans from Central America, has become a way for immigrants to assert their right to mobility and to navigate new terrains.