Immigrant-activists in 24-hours of New York “City of Refugee” Protests

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A speaker today, Elizabeth Arjok South Sudanese refugee, model and actress. She fled South Sudan at seven years old and waited five years to be resettled in the U.S.

Today immigrant-activists and their American friends held a demonstration in front of the Trump Building at 12:30 pm at 40 Wall Street.

In the afternoon the activists and friends marched to The Trinity Church, for an interfaith gathering.

Cesar Vargas, immigrant activist, undocumented lawyer, spoke.

Thereafter from 2:30 pm into the evening there were educational and cultural programs, including panel discussions. A torchlight vigil is planned from 9-10 pm.
From 10 pm Tuesday until Wednesday, 6:30 am immigrant activists and their friends will sleep in a Tent City Encampment for Refugees, at Trinity Church.

The resistance rally

The 24 hours of actions are designed to oppose the “refugee ban” and cuts to asylum; and to support refugees and humanitarian immigration policy. President Trump has issued three sweeping executive orders and several subsequent memoranda on U.S. immigration policy that are having devastating effects on humanitarian-based immigration relief.
About African Communities Together (ACT).

Preparing for tent-city

ACT is an organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and back in Africa. ACT empowers African immigrants to integrate socially, get ahead economically, and engage civically.

The organization connects African immigrants to critical services, help Africans develop as leaders, and organize our communities on the issues that matter.

Contact: Nisrin Elamin.

Email: nisrin@africans.us

Phone: (347) 746-2281

 

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