Monday, December 19, 2016
Immigrant Activists and Pols Tell Donald Trump That They’re ‘Here to Stay’
At Observer by Madina Toure --
Immigrants, activists and top New York Democrats marched to Trump Tower on Sunday in a display of defiance against President-elect Donald Trump’s proposals to deport two million or more undocumented individuals living in the United States
The 1,000-plus marchers, officially called the “March for Immigrant New York,” traveled from the Dag Hammerskjold Plaza near the United Nations to Trump Tower. The New York Immigration Coalition organized the march, which was sponsored by 85 organizations representing immigrant rights and advocacy, legal services, labor, faith, civil rights, LGBTQI, women’s rights and anti-violence groups.
“We are here to send this message and it’s so important to say that all of us—wherever we may be from, wherever our ancestors or we may be from—we are all part of one New York and this is our New York,” Steven Choi, executive director of NYIC, to whom attendees responded “Our New York!” every time he asked them, “Who’s New York is this?”