Immigrant workers from a Queens bakery staged a protest Saturday against President Trump outside his New York home.
“We are not criminals, we are good workers,” one protester said. “We came here for one reason: to try and give a better life for our families, for our children, and it’s not really fair what they’re doing to us.”
Dozens of advocates joined employees from Tom Cat Bakery for a rally outside Trump Tower.
Last month, federal officials gave 31 workers from the Long Island City bakery a warning.
The Department of Homeland Security said the workers would be fired in 10 business days if they could not prove they can legally work in the United States.
The workers got an extension to stay on the job until April 21.
But protestors said Trump’s policies are tearing communities apart.
“Immigrants produce $100 billion a year in income, pay billions of dollars a year in taxes,” City Comptroller Scott Stringer said at the rally. “Without immigrants from 150 countries in New York City, we would not have the economy we have today.”
It is unclear whether the warnings were from a random Homeland Security audit, or the president’s immigration agenda.