NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Hundreds of New Yorkers marched to Trump Tower Sunday in solidarity with immigrants who worry about their future under the incoming Trump administration.
At a rally near the New York Immigration Coalition, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito vowed to fight.
“This battle is just beginning,” she said. “We are going to have to be out on the streets insistently to push back against what they’re attempting to do.”
Elizabeth, an interpreter for the immigrant community in New York, knows the fear of deportation runs deep.
“They really are anxious to stay here with their families and seek a better life,” she said. “They feel very threatened by the incoming Trump administration.”
Speaker after speaker put the President-elect on notice.
“We will fight any ill-conceived, mean spirited federal law that goes against immigrants in this country,” Brooklyn Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez.
The New York Immigration Coalition organized this protest to say they stand with those who came to the United States from other countries.
Emily from South Jersey was in attendance. She tells 1010 WINS’s Roger Stern that she worries about mass deportations, a Muslim registry, and a Mexican border wall.
“They’re good, honest people in this country,” she said. “They deserve to be here and have the right to be here just as much as we do.”
Mark-Viverito said New York City would do its best to stop the incoming administration should it try to deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
Trump told 60 Minutes he wants to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records.
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