Island Liberians vow to fight deportation ruling by Trump

By Kristin F. Dalton | kdalton@siadvance.com |

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A Staten Island woman said she’s deeply worried about her future and that of many fellow Liberians who’ve called the borough home for years.

“It’s scary to think about; this is my home,” the woman said.

Staten Island is home to one of the largest Liberian populations outside of Africa and it is a tight-knit community.

“We work, we contribute, we’re members of the community and of the church and we don’t bother anybody. This is home and we don’t want to go back [to Liberia]. It’s not a safe place to be,” the woman said.

She asked for anonymity because of her status, fearing revealing her name and face would make her “a target.”

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.