Jessica Moss, an intern at Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson and junior at Vassar College, also weighed in on the raids.
“It’s probably very frightening for people in the community,” Moss said. “Most are residents who have lived in the community for years and years, so we at Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson work to ensure that everyone has their rights.”
Kingston resident Diana Lopez is disheartened by the raids, but wants to make sure the undocumented immigrant community is safe. She is frustrated by the entire situation. “I want people to know they have rights, that they don’t have to answer any questions, to open the door,” Lopez said. “It makes me angry because they are not even following their policies so they expect us to follow their policies.”