Elena Ceberio, Tuesdays with Tillis, 919-836-1836 firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Protest outside Senator Tillis’s office by his constituents
When: Tuesday, October 8, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Where: Federal Building, 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh NC 27601
Visuals: Large, diverse crowd; sidewalk march; interesting signs and art; some impacted speakers, music
The cruelty of the Trump Administration with regard to the treatment of immigrants has continued unabated. This past week, an order was issued to deny visas for people who do not have health care coverage. This came as the Administration is preparing to implement a “public charge rule” to deny green cards and US citizenship to poor people.
The 325,000 undocumented people in North Carolina are threatened with raids. 50,000 people are being held by ICE or CBP, most in for-profit prisons. The human rights and constitutional rights of immigrants are routinely violated. Despite the fact that immigrants are far less likely to commit crimes than naturalized citizens and contribute far more than they receive from the economy, yet the President announced that only 18,000 people will be allowed into the country from abroad next year.
Jeff Land of Carolina Jews for Justice, is among the speakers. “ As Jews, we were taught to never let anything like the Holocaust happen again. We know from our own history what happens next when people are targeted in this way. Many of our ancestors narrowly escaped from conditions like what we are seeing today in concentration camps at the border and detention centers around the country.”