DACA supporters and the Govt Shutdown gathered for a presser just a few hours before the Democrats caved and ended Schumer’s Government Shutdown. January 22, 2018. Federal Plaza. NYC
The New Jewish Defense League (JDL) was also outside Federal Plaza demanding “Americans before Illegals” and “Vets before Illegals”.
FLICKR slide show of both sides.
Interestingly, these Hard Core Lefties continued their temper tantrum protest outside Schumer’s Brooklyn home later that evening. Though they still blamed Trump for the Schumer shutdown, they were LIVID that Schumer caved before securing (another) AMNESTY for ILLEGALS
Say YES to DACA. Yes to DREAMERS. Creating more illegal voters for the Democrat Party with each amnesty.
Part 1 video- It all began with chants, chants, chants (in Spanish, of course) and the MC, Ricardo Aca, informing us that he is a DACA recipient from Make The Road NY.
Part 2 video – Two Speakers- A Security Officer from the Statue of Liberty Island shared how she felt the “TRUMP” Government Shutdown would be affecting people like herself and Alice Fisher, founder & director of The Radical Age Movement spoke for NYC’s older adults in the same vein:
”Trump is hoping that older white people like me will turn on Dreamers, that we will buy into his bigoted and hateful plan. But seniors are wise, and we know better. Many of us are the children and grandchildren of another century’s dreamers…NYC’s older adults will not be duped by this administration…”
Part 3 video – Introductions by Make the Road NY – Daniel Altschuler for NY City Councilman, Carlos Menchaca, who represents Council District 38. He is New York State’s first Mexican-American elected official and Brooklyn’s first openly gay office holder.
Also included, from the New ACORN, Renata Pumarol. She is the Communications & Social Media Director at New York Communities for Change (NYCC). NYCC is a leading “progressive” organization in New York building “people-power” thru neighborhood, tenant and worker organizing.
Part 4- video – From Make The Road NY, a Spanish speaker (interpreted by Daniel Altschuler)…
… followed by an interview with Karen from the New Jewish Defense League (JDL), making a brief statement of FACT to NY1.
They are never done. They will never stop til they have OPEN BORDERS.
[Pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall]