Written by Venus Bermudez, Legal Fellow, New York Immigration Coalition
Today, in solidarity with the D.C. fasters who have reached their 22nd day of fasting, I joined nineteen other members of the New York Immigration Coalition in a 24-hour fast for immigrant families. Our message is simple and is echoed by fasters across the country: Congress must put immigration reform with a path to citizenship to a vote now.
Today is the 16th day of the “Fast for Families” in Washington D.C, where dozens are fasting day and night, abstaining from all food – except water – in an effort to appeal to John Boehner and his colleagues to pass true immigration reform.
On Thursday, November 14th at 2PM, the NYIC is Talking Transition!
Vote for your family and your community!
On the morning October 29th, ten New Yorkers (advocates, religious leaders, immigrants) risked arrest while blocking traffic outside the Varick St. Detention Center. Capping off a month of renewed momentum around immigration reform, a diverse crowd of nearly 100 New Yorkers rallied outside the Varick St. Detention Center and supported the group of ten protesters willing to risk arrest.
[Photo Above] Thousands of people gathered at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn to rally for immigrant dignity and respect. The time is now!!!
On October 5th, New York was happening! And YOU made it happen!
Today is the big day! Thousands of New Yorkers will march for Immigrant Dignity and Respect as part of 170 actions happening in 130 cities and towns across the country. You can watch the Cadman Plaza rally and the speaking program starting 12:30PM today by following the UStream of NYIC member group, Latino Justice PRLDEF. Click HERE to follow the livestream!
Post by Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition