Posted on July 12, 2019

New Yorkers Plan Protest in Response to ICE Raids

Becca Glasser-Baker, MSN, July 12, 2019

Outlets are reporting that the ICE is planning to targets at least 2,000 people this weekend and citizens are fighting back, with protests set to occur across the country. New York City is one of the many participating cities.


The vigil is called “Lights for Liberty” will be taking place in Foley Square. According to a press release, the outline of the event occurring tonight is: “Beginning at 7 p.m. on July 12th, advocates, activists and impacted persons will speak on the issue of human detention camps in the United States. At 9 p.m., around the country and around the world, participants will light candles in a silent vigil for all those held in US detention camps to bring light to the darkness of the Trump administration’s horrific policies.” It is set to take place at 7 p.m. local time. Their website also reported that this event will be taking place in about 600 locations nationwide.

It is being reported that New York City is one of the ten cities being targeted this weekend. ABC says the raids will focus on undocumented immigrants.


The New York Times first reported that the ICE will begin raids this Sunday. Some the immigrants were ordered to deport, some failed to appear in court and more.