This past Wednesday night, State Senator Kevin Parker, Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, Council Member Jumaane Williams, and I, co-hosted an immigration forum in Flatbush to let local residents know that their elected leaders stand with them. The forum provided residents with vital information which will help them stay in our country, and eventually become tax paying citizens like you and me.
The room was filled to capacity. When asked how many people felt afraid for themselves or their neighbors, 90% of the people in the room had their hands raised. When asked by Council Member Jumaane Williams, at the end of the event, "How many people here feel better informed?" every hand went up. Council Member Williams then asked, "How many people still feel scared?", all those hands from before were raised again.
We thank Senator Kevin Parker, Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte, & our host Council Member Jumaane Williams. We appreciate the hard work of their respective staffs for organizing this "State of Immigration-State of Emergency forum"