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The #Varick10: Why They Got Arrested

On the morning October 29th, ten New Yorkers (advocates, religious leaders, immigrants) risked arrest while blocking traffic outside the Varick St. Detention Center. Capping off a month of renewed momentum around immigration reform, a diverse crowd of nearly 100 New Yorkers rallied outside the Varick St. Detention Center and supported the group of ten protesters willing to risk arrest. Chanting, singing, and waving signs, the protesters raised their voices against the continued deportation of 1,100 people daily while House leaders sit idly by, refusing to move an immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship to the floor for a vote.

The #Varick10 were released on the afternoon of October 29th, energized in their efforts to show Speaker Boehner and the House GOP that New Yorkers are watching, waiting, and will keep the pressure up on Congress until a immigration bill with a path to citizenship is up for a vote!

Some of the Varick 10 shared why they risked arrest. Click on their names to learn why. 

[Photo above] 8 of the #Varick10 blocking the street outside of the Varick St Detention Center. The #Varick10 were arrested on the morning of Tuesday, October 29th. Left to Right Angela Fernandez, Bishop Orlando Findlayter, Sister Susan Wilcox, Felix Cepeda, Angelica Clarke, Ariana Rosas, Sarah Duncan, Mazeda Uddin hold sign telling Speaker Boehner and the House GOp to stop unjust deportations. 

To see more photos of the action on October 20th, click HERE.

To see livestream footage of the action, click HERE

 

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