BHIP Joins the Rally to Support Our Immigrants!
Grove St. to pick them up and take them to the Immigrant March and Rally on April 10th
The turnout of Bushwick immigrant residents was a great success at both rallies. We commend them on all the planning , hard work, and effort it took to organize these historic marches and rallies for the undocumented immigrants in our community, and for all the great work they have been doing at Make the Road in support of our families, both undocumented and documented, here in Bushwick over the last few years. We know that there is so much more work ahead of us, and we walk together with you!
Rick's brother, Glenn Angel Echevarria,
(representing the Center for the Arts & Culture at St. John the Baptist)
was also at the march lending his voice and support
make their way across the Brooklyn Bridge proudly waving their flags
Yes, indeed.. United We Stand!
..while the marchers make their way into Downtown Manhattan
We know that this is not an easy process, and much debate is taking place on both sides of this very hot issue, but as long as we have honest debates and open communication, a positive solution can be found so that the over 12 million undocumented immigrants that currently live and work in our country, can continue to do so as they strive to attain their legalization status without the threat of themselves being separated from their families, or their family members treated as criminals, being arrested, or deported.
A couple of marchers share their feelings on the matter..
..while some others share an interesting point
into the Downtown City Hall area in Manhattan
Countless immigrant families came and marched with their children..
..to represent their countries with pride..
..to march with their families..
and to be a part of history.. not just read about it..
with a message that was loud and clear
We will continue to join hands with our immigrants, all advocacy groups in our community and throughout the city, to help represent these individuals and families the best ways we know how.. by being united, and walking together during this important time in our community, and in the history of our country. The numbers of immigrants who showed up in massive numbers at these rallies in New York City, and all over our country just don't lie! And everywhere you looked, as far as the eye could see, you could not only see flags representing countries all over the world, but so many of these hard-working immigrants were proudly waving their American flags!
..to the youngest who represent our future