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Offline JHMNY

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Food Vendors & Fear of Deportation
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:17:05 PM »
Fear of ICE and deportation...  Are we seeing an impact of the Trump administration's immigration policies in Jackson Heights?  I'm sure it's been affecting some vendors along Roosevelt Avenue.

Food for thought from NPR:

Fearing Deportation, Food Vendors Are Leaving New York City's Streets

"Within the first 100 days of Trump's presidency, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested more than 41,000 people — an increase of 37.6 percent from the previous year. The surge in ICE arrests across the nation, coupled with other immigration policies of the Trump administration, have spurred a noticeable drop in vendors selling on New York City streets, as well as a decline in the number of street vendor customers."

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Re: Food Vendors & Fear of Deportation
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 01:05:05 PM »
it's a horrible situation.

plenty of us have plenty to fear from the president's "base."

the time to fight back is now. by any means necessary.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/lgbtq-violence-trump_us_5a625035e4b002283002897b

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Re: Food Vendors & Fear of Deportation
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2018, 10:27:54 PM »
I thought it was just a rumor that ICE would be conducting checkpoints on  random people outside. Do they actually  stop people on the street and ask for their ID and if they can't produce ID they are detained and deported?  What happens if you are on the street and are a legal resident but you can't produce your ID would they detain you until they can find out if you are legally in the country?

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Re: Food Vendors & Fear of Deportation
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 09:25:13 AM »
completely illegal to do, and it's being done more and more often.

here, border patrol agents board a bus and demand ID from everyone, including citizens.

there is not one state in the country where you are required to "show your papers" to the stormtroopers.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/01/23/video-shows-border-patrol-officers-asking-greyhound-passengers-for-ids-taking-woman-into-custody/?utm_term=.c86db825fb37

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Re: Food Vendors & Fear of Deportation
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 11:14:19 AM »
If you're unaware of your rights, being questioned about your immigration status can be a frightening experience, even if you have the proper documentation.  I remember my grandmother's warning...  never leave home without your green card.  She was speaking from experience.

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Re: Food Vendors & Fear of Deportation
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 04:39:36 PM »
we all need to carry our papers. or wear our pink triangles and yellow stars. just to be safe.

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Re: Food Vendors & Fear of Deportation
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 11:46:39 PM »
It's hard to picture ICE boarding buses or trains in NYC asking for people's ID but apparently it is legal.  Do you think this could happen in NYC?

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Re: Food Vendors & Fear of Deportation
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2018, 11:46:39 PM »