BROOKLYN, NY, February 28—A crowd of over 40 multiracial students, high school teachers, and college professors rallied alongside and in solidarity with immigrant students at the entrance of Kingsborough Community College (KCC). High school student groups, led by undocumented and DACA students (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) organized the rally with their teachers and staff. KCC’s sprawling south Brooklyn campus is also home to Leon M. Goldstein High School, known as LMG.
Students and LMG/ KCC faculty stood on either side of the school’s entrance, where parents line up and drop students off in their cars. LMG students produced a newsletter that was distributed to students and their parents for the rally, which contained anonymously written immigrant student stories, and some facts about the struggles of life in the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant.
PLP salutes the students and faculty of LMG and KCC! In a dark night of intensifying racist and sexist anti-immigrant terror, we aspire to follow the example of these students.
As high school and college students, faculty, and campus workers unite and fight side by side in the growing nationwide “Sanctuary” movement, we must continue to support and organize rallies like these to raise international working class consciousness. Defending and fighting along our immigrant sisters and brothers means joining our local pro-immigrant mass organizations—like churches and other community groups with national affiliations—and sharpening the fightback against racism. The struggle continues!