Immigration forum held in Sunset Park
Community members gathered in Sunset Park with Brooklyn's acting district attorney and the city's immigration unit Monday to discuss immigrant rights.
Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and NYPD immigration unit officials addressed the rights immigrants have in New York City, as well as phobias that have risen since President Donald Trump took office.
They addressed what it means to be a sanctuary city and how ICE raids are affecting the area.
Gonzalez says it is important that Brooklyn residents know that they are safe in the borough, police are not a threat and are around to help people. He adds that everyone - regardless of their ethnicity or background - should continue to go about their lives.
Officials say they hope forums like Monday's will help ease the minds of residents to ensure that they are safe in Brooklyn.