The 'Clean DREAM Faso 9' plead not guilty
Amanda Purcell is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media nine protesters, who were arrested in December after they failed to leave U.S. Rep. John Faso's Kinderhook office, were arraigned in Kinderhook Village Court February 5. The group of nine, who have dubbed themselves the “Clean DREAM Faso 9,” appeared before Justice David Dellehunt, and pleaded not guilt to charges of violating the local building occupancy code and obstruction of governmental administration. The group is made up 19th Congressional District constituents, including members of Columbia County Sanctuary Movement, Ulster Immigrant Defense Network, ICE-Free Capital District, Showing Up for Racial Justice Hudson, Showing Up for Racial Justice Ulster, Tin Horn Uprising and others. Other 19th Congressional District residents were present at court Monday in a gesture of support. The nine used their court appearance to call on Faso and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer to pass a clean DREAM Act and a legislative solution for those who have received Temporary Protected Status. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.