New York March for Immigrant Rights!

Ecumenics and Quakers

19.12.2016 Pressenza New York

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New York March for Immigrant Rights!
(Image by German Ramirez)

After the election of Donald Trump the immigrants organization in NYC organized a March on December 18 from 48th Street btw 1st and 2nd Avenue (Dag Hammarskjold Plaza) to Trump Tower in Manhattan. Trump’s election has cast a pall over immigrant communities across the United States, as they face the reality of a president who has promised to build a wall along the border with Mexico, deport millions of undocumented immigrants, and ban Muslims from entering the country.

The call from the organizers of the March:
  • Defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides 50,000 New Yorkers work permits and other essential resources
  • Protect immigrant communities from deportation
  • Prevent the creation of a Muslim registry
  • Support refugee resettlement

Steven Choi, the executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, which organized…

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