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DNAinfo: Deportations Prompt Rally Outside Varick Street Immigration Center

IDP is cited in this January 11, 2016 article on demonstrations in New York City protesting ICE raids on the homes of Central American asylum seekers.

One day prior, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke against the deportations at a press event in Corona accusing the federal government of “ripping families apart, separating families, and putting them back in very difficult, very horrific violent situations.”

Mark-Viverito assured undocumented New Yorkers that they would be safe in this city.

“You overcame insurmountable odds to be here and you belong in New York City,” she said. “New York City cannot and will not turn its back on our immigrant community.”

She urged undocumented immigrants to seek help from the Immigrant Defense Project by calling 212-725-6422.

Read the full article here.

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