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Angelica Clarke: Why I Got Arrested

 Why I got Arrested

- Angelica Clarke, New York Students Rising

As part of New York Students Rising, I fight for public higher education justice, which is inextricably linked to the fight to immigration reform because undocumented students have little-to-no access to aid and are often forced to choose between continuing their education or rejoining their family. I risked arrest because the pendulum in this country can swing closer to justice if we acknowledge the connections between our struggles. All undocumented people should be able to come out of the shadows and have the opportunity to receive an education that prepares them for a more democratic future that I am standing up for--a future with a path to citizenship for all 11 million aspiring Americans.

[Photo above] Angelica Clarke arrested after blocking traffic outside of Varick St. Detention Center on Tuesday, October 29th. 

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