Mission Organized Communities Against Deportations (OCAD) is an undocumented-led group that organizes against deportations, detention, criminalization, and incarceration, of Black, brown, and immigrant communities in Chicago and surrounding areas. Through grassroots organizing, legal and policy work, direct action and civil disobedience, and cross-movement building, we aim to defend our communities, challenge the institutions that target and dehumanize us, and build collective power. We fight alongside families and individuals challenging these systems to create an environment for our communities to thrive, work, and organize with happiness and without fear.
We envision a future without displacement and borders; without incarceration and deportations. A future where people can choose to stay or migrate freely. A future where our bodies will not be commodified or exploited to fulfill quotas, fill cages, and used to generate profit. We envision a future where we determine the use of resources to ensure our collective well-being. A future of liberation for indigenous peoples, immigrants, people of color, women, LGBTQI, Black, and all oppressed peoples. A world of dignity and resistance, of transformation, laughter, and love.