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Dozens of activists gathered outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Brooklyn apartment to urge him to ensure a pathway to citizenship for immigrants was included in Democrats’ reconciliation bill. At the rally, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition and Make the Road New York, activists asked Schumer to do more to help undocumented individuals become U.S. citizens. Organizers said they’re disappointed with congressional Democrats who have continuously promised immigration reform still haven’t delivered. The group of activists are planning on protesting outside of Schumer’s Midtown Manhattan office on Friday. News12 the Bronx
In other local immigration news…
How Two Innocent Brothers Landed in Brooklyn’s Guantanamo
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Twenty years ago, nearly two dozen law enforcement officers from appeared at the Brooklyn home of Yasser Ebrahim, an undocumented immigrant from Egypt, and his brother, Hany. Intimidated by the amount of officers, Yasser invited them in and was immediately questioned about his and his brother’s immigration status and terrorism. Despite complying with officers’ requests, the brothers were handcuffed and their apartment was ransacked without consent. In New York City, 491 Muslim, Middle Eastern and South Asian undocumented men were dragged out of their homes and taken to detention centers for immigration charges after the 9/11 attacks. About 20 years later, the victims still haven’t received justice and the city’s Muslim communities are still left reeling. Read more at Documented.
NY Haitian Leaders Went to Texas Border to Assist Migrants
New York City Councilmember Farah Louis and Rita Joseph, a Democratic nominee for Council, decided to head to the U.S.-Mexico border when images surfaced of border patrol officers rounding up Haitian migrants on horseback. They discovered an encampment of over 10,000 migrants, many Haitian, seeking asylum at the border. The Brooklyn politicians, one born in Haiti and the other a child of Haitian immigrants, also saw that many Haitians faced communication challenges. Joseph said a lot of them spoke Portuguese, while older individuals often spoke Creole and younger ones spoke Spanish. During their three day visit, the politicians were able to comfort migrants and question U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers. THE CITY
Immigrant Resource Fair
On Tuesday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York will host an Immigrant Resource Fair at St. Mary’s Park (St. Ann’s Avenue and East 143st Street) in the Bronx. Catholic Charities Community Services’ Immigration and Refugee Services team, along with other organizations, will provide information and referrals to immigration legal services and other important programs accessible to documented and undocumented immigrants.