WESTFIELD, NJ — The quiet of a tree-lined Westfield neighborhood was interrupted by singing, chanting and banging at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday as dozens of protesters marched up Standish Avenue to the home of Maria Morris, a member of Wells Fargo’s board of directors.
The group — immigrant families with the advocacy organization Make the Road New Jersey — called Wells Fargo one of the principal financiers of private immigration detention and said they brought with them more than 65,000 petition signatures collected by CREDO to demand that the bank immediately stop financing the separation of families.
As the rally continued, no one came out of the house. Police arrived. Neighbors walking dogs and people driving to work slowed down to get a look. One man yelled from his porch.
After about 40 minutes, the protesters marched back down the street and around the corner to where their school bus waited.
TAPinto Westfield has reached out to Wells Fargo for comment.