We stood beside one another on a cold Saturday afternoon with the sun warming us in-between chants and signs waving. “Resist. Unite. We will win this fight!” Residents of Westchester County joined to rally for immigrants. It was the third Saturday in a row since Trump’s inauguration that protesters flooded streets, public parks and plazas to express displeasure with the new president’s agenda.
As we rallied an announcement was made that a federal judge has put a nationwide block on United States President Donald Trump’s week-old executive order temporarily barring refugees and nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Trump’s executive order, bars Syrian refugees indefinitely and blocks citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entry into the US for 90 days. Refugees from countries other than Syria are barred from entry for 120 days.
“There is still more to do”, said Andrea Stewart Cousins as the crowd cheered. She is a New York State Senator and the first woman in New York State history to lead a conference in Albany. The Yonkers resident represents the 35th State Senate district in New York which in its present configuration includes Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Greenburgh, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Tarrytown, Scarsdale and parts of Yonkers, White Plains, and New Rochelle. Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousin hosted a well attended event. Westchester Resistant Rally for Immigrants on the lawn of Pace Law School will never be forgotten. Signs welcoming all and sprinkles of pink hats indicating that those wearing them either went to the Women’s March or is in solidarity with the Women who marched. #thabump #supportimmigrants #makeamericagreat With ❤️ Cynthia
Before we parted the residents of Westchester pledged to win and be a part of their community from this day forward as we seek for Liberty and Justice for all.