Today, 37 persons were arrested, (21 males and 16 females), among them, clergy, labor and elected officials, along with community leaders in front of 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan, in a second round of civil disobedience intended to escalate pressure on President Obama and Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform.
The speakers also urge the Obama administration to intervene to stop Arizona draconian SB 1070 law and to place a moratorium on deportations. Among those arrested, Bishop Orlando Findlayter, Chair, Churches United to Save and Heal, New York State Assembly member Adriano Espaillat, Bertha Lewis, President, The Black Institute and NYC Council person, Melissa Mark-Viverito.
See video below:
Video by Rafael Martínez Alequín for YFP