2018-06-27 / Political Page

Rallying In Support Of Reuniting Families


NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer led a rally and march he organized in Woodside to protest President Trump’s edict to separate children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. 
Photo Dr. Dan Miller/DMD IMAGES (c) 2018 NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer led a rally and march he organized in Woodside to protest President Trump’s edict to separate children from their parents at the US-Mexico border. Photo Dr. Dan Miller/DMD IMAGES (c) 2018 On Monday evening, June 25, NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer led a rally and march he organized in Woodside to protest President Trump’s edict to separate children from their parents who are suspected of crossing the US border illegally, and place them in different holding pens until he can decide what to do with them. He has since stopped the separations, but has not announced any plans to return those children already taken.

Trump tweeted on his way to play golf in Virginia, “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came,” bypassing due process, leaving citizens vulnerable to deportation. The pictures of children torn from the arms of their mothers pleading for sanctuary has brought a swell of protestors all around the nation. Many have called President Donald Trump’s action similar to what Adolph Hitler did in Germany in the 1940s, where more than 12 million human beings were killed during what has become known as the Holocaust.

Congress Members Nydia Velazquez and Kathleen Rice and US Senator Charles Schumer have come to the aid of the Flushing pizza delivery man who was detained at Ft. Hamilton’s army base after he was called there to make a delivery, and after he could not produce his green card, which has been pending since February. Signing on to their two letters demanding an investigation of his arrest and his release from ICE custody were 11 other members of Congress: Joe Crowley, Carolyn B. Maloney, Grace Meng, Hakeem S. Jeffries, Gregory W. Meeks, Adriano Espaillat, Jerrold Nadler, Yvette D. Clarke, Eliot Engel, José E. Serrano, and Thomas R. Suozzi.

The rally brought more than 100 marchers who followed the lead of Council Member Van Bramer walking through Woodside, a community that has a large immigrant population.

— Dr Dan Miller and Joyce Vetere Milowski and contributions by
Annette Hanze Alberts

Return to top

Copyright 1999-2018 The Service Advertising Group, Inc. All rights reserved.