News Americas Now: Five Things Caribbean Roots US Elected Leaders Are Doing In The Immigration Battle

As Donald Trump’s immigration plan to round up and deport millions of immigrants moved closer to reality this week, with a new Department of Homeland Security directive, many elected Caribbean roots officials are taking up the hot button issue and trying to help their constituents. Here are five things some are doing:

Jamaican American Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, (D-Brooklyn,)  has been hosting town hall forums to make her community aware of the issues on the immigration front under the  hashtag #BrooklynResists. Last night, Feb. 22nd, she held a special “community town hall” in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, to discuss how to “rise above” the policies of President Donald Trump. This was her second forum in weeks.

The only Jamaican roots senator in the US Senate, Kamala Harris,  has introduced legislation on immigration. Harris revealed her first piece of legislation on Thursday, Feb. 9th. The Access to Counsel Act targets President Donald Trump’s travel restriction executive order by providing lawyers to anyone arriving at U.S. border crossings and ports of entry.

News Americas Now: “Five Things Caribbean Roots US Elected Leaders Are Doing In The Immigration Battle
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