Caribbean Legislators Condemn Attacks On US Immigrants

NEW YORK, United States (CMC) — Two Caribbean American legislators have strongly condemned United States President Donald J Trump’s attacks on the Caribbean and other immigrant communities ahead of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s planned sweep on Sunday.

Trump said on Friday that ICE will conduct the nationwide raids to arrest and deport undocumented Caribbean and other migrants.

But Caribbean American Congresswoman Yvette D Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, and New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) that they were “disgusted” by Trump’s ongoing onslaught on immigrants.

“I am disgusted that Donald Trump has issued ICE raids across 10 of our nation’s largest cities, including New York City, to begin on Sunday,” said Clarke, who represents the largely Caribbean 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn, New York.

“These ICE raids are nothing more than a bigoted strategy that terrorises more than 2,000 immigrants and will cause the separation of even more families.  Trump’s immigration policies are inhumane and reflect the darkest parts of our history. This must come to an end,” she added.

“I vow to remain a leader in Congress who is working to protect our beloved immigrant community while resisting Donald Trump. And I encourage immigrants within New York’s 9th Congressional District to contact my office to understand their rights,” Clarke said.

Williams, who has held a series of events to distribute “Know Your Right” literature at sites across New York City, in anticipation of potential raids, noted that “Trump wants to dismantle immigrant communities in this country one way or another.

“Whether by defying the Constitution in his failed attempts to target non-citizens with the census, or defying basic humanity by targeting individuals and families with ICE raids, he is determined to discount, deport and disappear immigrants across the country,” he told CMC.

“As his administration continues its assault on immigrant communities with planned ICE raids in the coming days, those of us with power, with privilege, with a voice, need to stand up for those being attacked.

“To all immigrants in our city who are under threat, you have allies and advocates who are with you. We won’t be discounted. We won’t disappear. We will keep fighting for you,” Williams said.

The raids, which were initially scheduled for June, were jettisoned until Sunday.

10 COMMENTS

  1. Illegal immigrants. They keyword there is ILLEGAL!

    People who do not enter legally! Why are they misleading people?

    • Jack Smith (sounds more like Jackass), illegal immigrants are humans. Many of them come from countries that the US has exploited or supported leaders that have impoverished their nations. You heartless Jack ……… think of being humane before trying to be legal. Have a heart before being a legal brain you immoral Jack …………

  2. So you all in the US illegally committing crimes and stuff and caribbean leaders crying foul ….. Vast majority is south Americans . think caricom should keep mouth shut .

  3. Jack and John, why don’t you shut up and go hide your damn self. Are these immigrants not human? Many of them come from countries that the US has impoverished by various means. Why doesn’t your heartless self allow you to think of humanity before legality. It takes an immoral buffoon to make your stupid comments. Any case, Jacksmithjohn, you are too illiterate to know that the US became the power it is through the tears and sweat of immigrants. Some voluntarily and others involuntarily (slaves). For your education, the original people of America are the American Indians and even they are being treated as second class citizens. You should educate yourself and stop being one of the 43% preschool club members with Chastanet as Leader and Trump as Patron.

  4. See my point proven once again.niggers have a problem with being held accountable for their actions. Well done president Trump, do what it takes to uphold the law and keep order in your country. This article is a joke. I have no mercy for any illegal immigrant. when I go to America I do so legally and I don’t overstay.

  5. I agree with the US . too many illegals committing crimes . it’s ok to commit crimes but it’s not ok to deport them . hopefully the deport lucians too . ppl not in the US but they talk lots of nonesense.

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