The Real Risks DACA Recipients Face When They Protest In NYC

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Protesters, including DACA recipients, under arrest outside Trump Tower on Tuesday morning. (Scott Heins / Gothamist)

Shortly after President Donald Trump announced the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, nine undocumented New Yorkers linked arms across Fifth Avenue in protest and were arrested. A few hours later, Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters that while he “wouldn’t advise” undocumented New Yorkers to engage in civil disobedience for fear of immigration consequences, the NYPD

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