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New Yorkers stroller march against migrant detentions!

NEW YORK: Protesters marched with baby strollers towards a migrant detention center in New York City on Sunday to demonstrate against US President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.
Trump’s administration has been roundly denounced for its treatment of migrants at the southern border after 2,300 children were separated from their parents between mid-April and May.
The US President announced a reversal of the policy after he signed an executive order on Wednesday. Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough President, explained that the city’s multiculturalism makes it such a sore point for those who turned out for the protest.
“When we watch a child being snatched from a parent from Mexico, every child that is here we look at it and say ‘that can’t happen, not in America that we want to be a part of’,” he said.
Chanting “Love, not hate makes America great,” Eric Adams, president of the borough of Brooklyn, began pushing a carriage bearing a sign reading “No Walls, No Cages” before ending up outside the Metropolitan Detention Center.
“We know how important it is to stand in unison to come together and state that this policy of ripping babies from their parents is something that will not be tolerated in our America,” Adams said to the crowd. “Not while we are alive and breathing in this country.”

A relevant piece published earlier: Five immigrants died and several others were injured Sunday after a high-speed chase with Border Patrol agents in Texas ended in a crash, local media reported. The crash took place in the city of Big Wells outside San Antonio after Border Patrol agents tried to stop the driver of an SUV, ABC television affiliate KSAT reported. A total of 14 people were in the vehicle, including the driver, who was not seriously hurt. It quoted Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd as saying the driver was traveling at speeds of 100 miles (160 kilometers) per hour while trying to flee from deputies. While traveling at top speed, the driver lost control of the SUV, which rolled, causing the deaths and injuries, the Texas Department of Public Safety was quoted as saying. The SUV driver was arrested by Homeland Security agents, KSAT quoted officials as saying. Four of the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene and another died at the hospital. The injured were taken to hospitals for treatment. The deadly crash comes as the United States grapples with a swirling crisis over illegal immigration that has seen nearly 2,000 children separated from their parents over a recent six-week period. (Published on 18th of June 2018)

 

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.