Civil rights leader, attorney and activists call on President Biden to grant asylum to Haitian immigrants
Civil rights attorneys, advocates and activists rallied in Downtown Brooklyn Monday to call on President Joe Biden to grant asylum to Haitian immigrants. The group blocked roadways as it begged people to take action.
People around Tillary Street and Adams Street at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge Monday morning heard people shouting, "No deportation."
Civil rights attorney Sanford Rubenstein, the Rev. Kevin McCall, and activists are calling for Biden to extend the same treatment to Haitian migrants that they believe he extends to everyone else.
They say it is unacceptable how Haitians are being treated at the southern border. Currently, Haitians are fleeing their country due to Haiti's crippling political instability and economic downfall. They're asking the president to get rid of Title 42, a program put in place by the Trump administration. Rubenstein went on to say that conditions in Haiti are so detrimental that it is not a safe place for migrants to return.
Those rallying say change is needed now before things get worse.
Those demonstrating were eventually arrested and taken to the 84th Precinct. Police say they were disrupting traffic and blocking the roadway despite being asked to move.