Young immigrants and their supporters rallied Friday afternoon outside Rep. Peter King’s Massapequa Park district office, protesting aggressive immigration enforcement and asking the congressman to commit to protecting them and their families.
About 100 people gathered at the nearby Long Island Rail Road station, chanting “No hate, no fear, immigrants are welcome here” as they marched a short distance to the congressman’s office, where they were kept inside police barricades.
The demonstration was organized by the Dream Coalition, a group that supports the efforts of young immigrants — known as “Dreamers” — who were either brought illegally to the United States or overstayed their visas as minors.
Advocates are focusing on the Seaford Republican because he has backed President Donald Trump’s restrictive executive actions on immigration matters — but also because he represents a sprawling district that includes communities like Brentwood, Central Islip and Patchogue, where many immigrants reside.
Angel Reyes Rivas, an advocate with the Manhattan-based group…