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Amnesty Room
Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo, Organizer
Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo, Organizer
Schnorr, Michael, Artist
Date Created and/or Issued
February 22-March 23, 1985
Publication Information
California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Dept of Special Collections, Donald Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010,, (805) 893-8563, URL:
Contributing Institution
UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
Centro Cultural de la Raza archives
Rights Information
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California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, Dept of Special Collections, Donald Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010; (805) 893-8563
From the Border Realities Exhibition at New York Artist Space Gallery and Centro Cultural de la Raza (February 23-March 23, 1985). This photo is of the installation titled "Amnesty Room." The installation is composed of a blow-up photo of Howard Ezell, the Western Regional Commisioner for the Immigration and Naturaliztion Service under Reagan, and Senator Alan K. simpson (R-Wyoming) weaving sombreros. This image is placed in a boat named U.S.S. Amnesty. Text on the tip of the boat reads, "If you catch an alien, you ought to clean 'em and try 'em yourself." -H. Ezell."
Cat.7 006(2)
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35mm slide
Border art
Chicano art
Immigration Regulation and Control
Mexican American art
Mexican Americans
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Boats and boating in art
Mexican American Border Region
Simpson, Alan K
San Diego (Calif.)

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