Outside the Tenement Museum, 14 Arrested Protesting Trump’s Immigration Policy
The New York Immigrant Coalition organized a mass protest yesterday evening in response to President Trump’s immigration policies. Specifically, proposed changes (announced Saturday) to the so-called “Public Charge” rule, which could potentially restrict green cards for low-income immigrants.
The well-attended action took place during rush hour at the corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets, (appropriately) right outside the Tenement Museum.
The scene was a crowded mess with dozens of protestors and the NYPD brass to match. Local politicians like Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer spoke, as did candidate for Lieutenant Governor Jumaane Williams.
In the end, fourteen people were arrested during the demonstration while blocking Delancey Street with a human chain.
— New York Immigration Coalition (@thenyic) September 24, 2018
BREAKING: 14 Immigrants + Allies Arrested During Civil Disobedience at the NYIC’s Rapid Response to Proposed DHS Rule ⬇️ full release here ➡️https://t.co/ZmCps0uUFM #ProtectFamilies #PublicCharge pic.twitter.com/OqT9b0YHZ2
— New York Immigration Coalition (@thenyic) September 25, 2018