Immigrants and activists showed solidarity in downtown Hampton Bays on Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of ‘A Day Without Immigrants,’ a nationwide strike in support of immigrant rights, in which many immigrant workers stayed home from work in protest of increased immigration enforcement under the Trump administration.
This is proving to be a busy time for immigrant advocates on the East End.
Immigrant rights advocates plan to address the East Hampton Town Board at their regular meeting at town hall tonight at 6:30 p.m. and at Southampton Town’s next board meeting on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m., voicing concerns about the role of local police in Immigration and Customs Enforcement actions.
OLA of Eastern Long Island will also hold a community forum on immigration and civil rights next Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridgehampton’s Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Church at 2350 Montauk Highway. All are welcome to attend. RSVP at 631.899.3441.
Stay tuned for more of our coverage over the next few days.
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