Thursday’s “A Day without Immigrants” was a protest against Trump administration policies. And many immigrants nationwide chose to close their businesses, and stay home from work or school. A New York state senator says his contribution to the boycott was announcing an immigration resource event.
Senator David Carlucci announced that he will host an immigration resource event on February 27 in Spring Valley. Catholic Charities of Rockland will co-host the event, which will include experts from legal agencies and non-profits in the area. Carlucci, an Independent Democrat, says the event aims to help the local immigrant community understand its rights and provide ways to defend itself. In addition, Carlucci's office has launched a toll-free hotline for immigrants to report issues and obtain support. The number is 1-800-213-6385.