Immigration activists to sleep outside Sen. Schumer’s Park Slope home

Immigrants and allies plan to sleep outside Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer's Park Slope home Tuesday night following a rally demanding citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.

News 12 Staff

Oct 6, 2021, 12:33 AM

Updated 982 days ago

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Immigrants and allies plan to sleep outside Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer's Park Slope home Tuesday night following a rally demanding citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants.
The activists have been putting pressure on Democratic leaders in the last two weeks because they say Schumer holds the power to lead Democrats to deliver on this promise.
They want him to include a pathway to citizenship in this year's budget reconciliation package.
Many at the gathering say they are essential workers, DACA recipients and TPS holders and add that immigrants are the backbone of the country's economy. They say many dream of remaining together with their families without fear of deportation.
This is the latest rally aiming to put pressure on Schumer after a vigil outside his home and a rally outside his office last week. Organizers say nearly two dozen plan to sleep out on the sidewalk to drive the message home.
"We are going to be here 24/7 to make sure Sen. Schumer hears his constituency. We are a mixed status family,” said Natalia Aristizabal, of the Center for Popular Democracy Action. “We are related to voters…Next year will be a midterm election and we are going to be there for him if he is there for us."
Activists say they plan to sleep out until Friday and hope more will join them.
News 12 reached out to Sen. Schumer's office but has yet to hear back.


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