Date(s) - 03/09/17
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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New York City families deserve dignity and respect. The President’s recent actions on immigration are tearing our communities apart. Each day, dozens of New Yorkers facing deportation must check-in with ICE Officers at 26 Federal Plaza. When they enter the building, they don’t know if they will be able to see their families again. Now more than ever it is important to show solidarity in the face of policies that threaten our communities.
Join us for a Jericho Walk to stand with individuals and families facing deportation. This interfaith act of solidarity will bring together advocates and supporters to show immigrants that they are not alone.
At 9am, we will assemble for a press conference. At 10am, we will begin the Jericho Walk, circling the building in silence and thoughtful prayer. Though we walk in silence, our actions speak to the injustices that our communities face.
We call for a system that:
puts an end to the detentions and deportations that shatter immigrant lives and families
protects the rights of all workers, immigrant, and non-immigrant alike
enshrines our shared values of justice, compassion, kindness and generosity
gives immigrant communities the Right to Remain with their families, with their communities, in their schools, and in their places of worship
Brooklyn Defender Services
Detention Watch Network
Families for Freedom
Immigrant Defense Project
Make the Road NY
MinKwon Center for Community Action
New York Civil Liberties Union
New York Immigration Coalition
New York Legal Aid Society
Northern Manhattan IMmigrant Rights Coalition