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Rally to Close the Camps

October 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Large numbers of immigrants and refugees are being held captive in Trump’s concentration camps. Being denied basic necessities like soap, or a toothbrush. Being denied medication to the point of death.

This is happening. Moments like this are critical for allyship from citizens. 

Join New York Immigration Coalition, along with community partners and allies, as we gather in front of Rep. Eliot Engel’s Mt. Vernon office to demand an end to the war on immigrants. Eliot Engel has supported some of the steps we need to take to close the camps but he’s still taking donations from companies like Goldman Sachs and Northrop Grumman, that are profiting from the war on immigrants. He needs to return those donations and commit to no more business as usual until the camps are closed.

WHEN: Saturday, October 12th, 12noon – 1pm

WHERE: Rep. Eliot Engel Mt. Vernon Office, 6 Gramatan Ave # 205, Mt Vernon, NY 10550

Our demands are simple:

1. No More Business as Usual!  

We call on our Congressional Representatives to lead the call to close the camps. It’s not enough to be an ally; we need leaders who are willing to take political risks to ensure an end to the Trump administration’s inhumane practice of immigrant detention and family separation.

2. Not One More Dime for Concentration Camps!

Congress must vote against any budget that includes funding that could be used to support immigrant concentration camps and the war on immigrants. Defund ICE!

3. Stop Accepting Political Contributions From Donors Profiting from the War on Immigrants!

We need to show Congress that we are watching and we demand the defunding of detentions and deportations. The time to unite is now. Join us as we rally in front of Congressman Eliot Engel’s office and demand all camps be closed.  
You can find our Facebook event here. Feel free to share with your networks. If you are interested in co-sponsoring our event, please let me know! Either way, we hope you can join us!

Vanessa Agudelo
Manager of Member Engagement Hudson Valley
The New York Immigration Coalition
The NYIC: Celebrating 30 Years 


October 12, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm