Immigration Activists Plan ‘Day of Action’ in Danbury
Danbury's Latino community and immigration activists all over the country will rally this weekend.
According to AlbuqerqueJournal.com, immigration activists are planning a protest because of potential immigration policy changes when Trump takes office. Carolina Bortolleto is the co-founder of the advocacy group, CT Students for a Dream, and this Sunday at the Ecuadorian Civic Center on West Street in Danbury, Bortolleto's group is planning an event to embolden the immigrant community.
50 cities from across the country will unite for a National Day of Action in response to Trump's campaign promise to build a wall on the Mexico border, heavily increase the number of federal immigration agents, and scrap President Obama's amnesty policies for immigrants already living in the states. Bortolleto wants to empower the immigrant community to be aware of their rights.
The day before, on Saturday afternoon, Danbury will be hosting a community-building event which will include music and food titled, Potluck for Justice and Compassion taking place from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Harambee Center on West Street.
Will Trump follow through on his campaign promises regarding immigrants? Here's a quote from Brenda Barrios who lives in Silver Spring, Md., taken from the Washington Post,
I'm afraid of ICE coming to my door, to the park when I am there with my kids. I'm even scared to take the kids to school since you never know who is watching now.