NYC has a unique chance to be a leader in immigrants rights. Check out this rally on Tuesday to stop the city's collaboration with Immigration Enforcement at Rikers Island.
WHAT: DEMOCRACY DAY March Across the Brooklyn Bridge to Demand City Council Ends Our Collaboration with Immigration Enforcement at Rikers Island.
WHEN: TUES OCTOBER 19th 10;30 AM
WHERE: CADMAN PLAZA BROOKLYN
WHO: Over A Thousand Immigrant New Yorkers from Make The Road New York
Over a Hundred New Sanctuary Clergy and Congregants
Your City Council member *Call Them to Make Sure they Attend Democracy Day and Stand for Justice*
WHY: New York says it’s a city of immigrants but each year it hands over more than 3,000 people to Immigration for deportation proceedings
- There is no law that says that NYC has to collaborate with Immigration, it’s happening simply because NYC is willing to collaborate with Immigration
- If NYC passes this law, it would be the first time a local municipality has done something like this anywhere in the country. NYC would become a national leader in defending immigrants’ rights.It would be a powerful counter-weight to SB1070 in Arizona and all the other local anti-immigrant laws around the country