Santa takes down ICE and the detention camps in her bordertown.
Being raised in matriarchies, Kayden Phoenix 's heroes were always females. From her mom who taught her she can do anything, to her Great Aunt, whom she remembers always running up to first to pay her respects, females were always at the forefront.
Being heavily influenced by her family, especially her close cousins who served in the Marines, Kayden wanted to create a superhero that protects her town at all costs.
Eva Cabrera is a Mexican vegan comic artist; nominated for the GLAAD Award and the Will Eisner Award.
Since childhood Eva has been fascinated by telling stories through drawings. Little by little she developed as a female artist within the industry of her country, which has been very important for her to represent the creative women in Mexico. Together, with her friend, Claudia Aguirre, they founded Boudika Comics to inspire new creative women.
Gloria Felix is a Mexican Illustrator and Visual Development artist living in LA.
Born and raised in Uruapan, Michoacan, the strong women in her family and her culture are some of her biggest inspirations when it comes to creating art. As a women of color, she believes it's extremely important to show representation in all sorts of media and to fight for equal rights for everyone.
Sandra Romero is a first generation Mexican-American Graphic Designer based in the Central Valley of California.
Growing up, she was drawn to powerful female role models in cartoons and media.
Sandra values her relationship and friendship with her mother. Following her mother's advice, she pursued higher education to be able to work on art, graphics, and projects with female leads in hopes of inspiring and providing little girls with confident and determined role models to look up to.
Santa lives in Wexo, a made-up bordertown in Texas. With elections coming up, the tension rises as the conservative frontrunner, Illena Chavez-Estevez, AKA ICE, wants to start a race war in the town. On the Domino side, we have La Politica running. Comadre, the mentor and veteran, ends up recruiting Santa for La Politica's campaign and as the racial tensions rise in the town, Santa learns what it means to be patriotic while harnessing her Mom’s military past. When civilians start getting stolen, Santa finds her voice and strength to raid the detention camps and take down ICE.
Governments all over the world have detention centers for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. Many of these immigrants flee their country to escape from violent and inhumane conditions. In the US, more than 50,000 people are currently being held in ICE facilities, while approx 20,000 are being held in CBP centers. More than 11,000 children are now in the custody of HHS, which holds unaccompanied children for up to 45 days.
There are horrifying reports of unsanitary conditions, overcrowding, and cruelty.
Overcrowding is a major problem and one of the main reason’s illnesses are spread easily. Detention camps have been known to hold more than 155 detainees in cells built for 35 people.
In direct violation of the Flores Settlement, children have been held in Border Patrol custody for weeks, without access to adequate food, space to sleep, and even basic sanitary necessities- like soap and beds. Cases of sexual misconduct are prevalent.
Putting humans in cages for indefinite periods of time is not simply a regulatory “tweak”; it is a monstrous and criminal violation of basic rights and human dignity.