I saw this Illegal Superhero installation last week at the Galeria De La Raza. My friend SJ took the photos. (I was the photographer without camera.) It appealed both to my political and my comic book sensibility.
The artist, Neil Rivas, said this in the Huffington Post last year
I started thinking about all these comic book heroes and how growing up it wasn’t a big deal where these superheroes were from and where they would end up, what borders they crossed,” Rivas said. “That experience and then the heated debate surrounding immigration policy in the U.S., it just made sense to me that I would tackle that issue and challenge the dichotomy of good and evil and, more specifically, immigration policy through these comic book characters… If humans can be considered illegal according to our immigration laws, then that must be applied to superheroes as well.