Amid heightened immigrant deportations under the Trump administration, Brooklyn Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke is collaborating with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to host a Citizenship Workshop to help Brooklynites understand the process of applying for citizenship.
The pol says that, “given the continued hostile nature of President Trump’s immigration agenda and his anti-immigrant tone,” she urges all eligible green card holders to “apply for citizenship now.”
The workshop will take place on Saturday, March 2, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Roosevelt Hall, Brooklyn College.
“Donald Trump, who often criticized President Barack Obama for his use of Executive Orders, took executive overreach to a new level by declaring a national emergency in order to build his border wall,” said Clarke, the daughter of Jamaican immigrants.
“This was a power grab by a president who has gone outside the bounds of not only the law but of reality,” added the representative for the 9th Congressional District in Brooklyn. “Sixty-one percent of Americans disapprove of Donald Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency.
“Illegal border crossings are at a near 20-year low,” she continued. “This is just the latest example of Donald Trump’s attack on immigrant families.”
Saturday’s event will be the third installment of the Clarke’s Citizenship Workshop series that began last Spring.