Following President Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from seven countries, one Brooklyn councilperson is hosting a meeting to address immigration issues and the ban.
Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr. is holding an emergency town hall meeting tonight in Bed Stuy to discuss the president’s immigration policy and help immigrants and muslims affected by the executive order, according to the councilman’s Facebook page.
The town hall is being put on in conjunction with two Bed Stuy mosques, Masjid al-Taqwa and Masjid Abdul Muhsi Khalifah, along with C.L.E.A.R., or Creating Law Enforcement Accountability and Responsibility. CLEAR is a program run by CUNY Law School to give legal aid to Muslim and other communities in New York affected by national security and counter-terrorism policies. The ACLU will also be on hand.
Cornegy Jr. is not the first Brooklyn pol to call a meeting in response to Trump’s executive order. Congresswoman Yvette Clarke for New York’s District 9 in Brooklyn held a town hall meeting for concerned citizens Sunday that drew more than 500 attendees. Clarke promised to fight the ban when she gets back to Washington, D.C., the New York Observer reported.
The meeting will take place at Masjid Abdul Muhsi Khalifah at 120 Madison Street in Bed Stuy from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 2. To RSVP to the town hall, call Masjid Khalifah at 718-783-1279.
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