FUEGO sparked into existence as an effort to melt local collaboration between police, elected officials, and businesses with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E) in Harrisonburg and Rockingham, VA. We continue to do this work, but we also understand that this collaboration is a reflection of broader systems built on greed, oppression, and racism. We expanded our view of emancipation to be a multiracial, multilingual, multigenerational, multi-strategic grassroots organization with the ability to transform and shift deep cultural patterns of oppression.