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“We’re here today. To say loud and clear that we will not stay silent, we will not back down and we will fight to preserve everyone’s human rights.”

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr. led a solidarity march from the Bronx to El Barrio.

Today we learned of the first step in the Trump Administration’s dangerous and misguided attack on immigrants in this country.

Our City knows better. New Yorkers know that immigrants contribute to our economy, our culture and our communities. Immigrants are our families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. We will not stand idly by while a Trump Administration tears families apart.


“We will all work together to continue to make New York City a place that welcomes everyone.” A message from Councilwoman Margaret S. Chin. #ImmigrantNYC

New York City’s commitment to protecting and educating immigrant New Yorkers with information is stronger than ever. We urge all immigrant New Yorkers who are concerned about the recent election to contact one of the trusted legal service organizations that has partnered with the City to provide free immigration screenings and services, or one of the many community organizations in your neighborhood that provides information about immigration and city services and protections.


Watch our joyful celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights in our Chambers, sponsored by Council Member Rory Lancman. All Chamber heritage and cultural events are free and open to the public.