Thursday, November 17, 2016

NYC Immigrants Fear Trump Will Send America's Deportation Machine Into Overdrive

By Gothamist, Nov. 15, 2016 

Modesta Toribio sat in her office in Jackson Heights, Queens, Saturday afternoon, as her 4-year-old daughter made a poster asking President-elect Donald Trump to let her immigrant friends stay in the United States.  

"I don't think we're going to be safe in New York City, but we're not going anywhere," she says. Toribio immigrated to New York from the Dominican Republic 13 years ago. She works as an organizer at the immigrant advocacy group Make The Road New York and last Tuesday she spent the day getting out the vote on Long Island. She says she felt certain that Hillary Clinton was going to win the presidential election. When Trump emerged victorious, Toribio and her colleagues, as well as the immigrant clients they serve, were shocked and horrified.

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