Attention ICE Officials: Illegal Aliens Plan Tuesday Mass Protest at Trump Tower
The Cosecha Movement is planning a massive demonstration in support of illegal immigration Tuesday at Trump Tower in New York City.
— New York City DSA 🌹 (@nycDSA) September 4, 2017
The protest begins at 10 AM Tuesday morning.
— Kate Aronoff (@KateAronoff) September 5, 2017
The protest is planned for Tuesday at Trump Tower in New York City.
DACA Recipients And Allies Respond To Potential DACA Repeal With Mass Civil Disobedience at Trump Tower
In response to President Trump’s forthcoming announcement on the future of DACA, dozens prepare to risk arrest at Trump Tower, joined by thousands of supporters. For the DACA recipients participating in this action, the threat of facing ICE retaliation is real- just as it was seven years ago when the first undocumented youth began risking arrest. Allies participating in the action are refusing to leave the jail until all four DACA recipients are released.
Who: Undocumented youth, immigrant workers and allies
What: Mass sit in at Trump Tower, Rally & Student Walkouts
When: Action begins at 11:00am, spokespeople will be available for interviews starting at 10am at 59th street and 5th avenue
Where: Crowd will gather at 59th and 5th avenue, New York, NY
“We are angry for all the young undocumented immigrants that haven’t turned 16 yet and are waiting to apply for DACA. We are angry, for all the DACA parents that could lose the job that supported their family. We are angry, for all the plans that DACA recipients had that now seem impossible. But we are also strong; and no politician- not Trump, not Paxton- can take that away from us. Our strength and resilience have never depended on a work permit,” said Thais Marques, a spokesperson for Movimiento Cosecha.
The potential repeal of DACA and TPS means that over a million immigrant workers stand to lose their jobs. It means massive layoffs across the country, at an unprecedented scale. Over the course of the next two years, an average of 1,400 DACA workers will lose their jobs every single day. DACA and TPS recipients with families that depend on them to get by will no longer be able to support their parents and children. “Today’s announcement means we must brace ourselves for what is soon to become an economic crisis in our community,” said Marques.
Starting tomorrow, there will be many who will walk into work, knowing they may soon lose their jobs. In the coming weeks and months, we will need to be there for eachother. We will need to help protect one another in the workplace. We will need to fight to stop DACAmented workers from getting fired, and raise money to support our families. We cannot be silent through this crisis, nor will any of us be able to get through it alone.
**Pre-action interviews available upon request**
Of course, this leftist group had to remind their supporters not to get violent.
— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) September 5, 2017
The group held a similar protest on Friday in Texas.
— Movimiento Cosecha (@CosechaMovement) September 1, 2017