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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Congressman Nadler Joins New Yorkers to Urge Congressman Grimm to Support Immigration Reform

Gathering Launches March Followed by Three-Day Fast and Vigil Outside Grimm’s Office

Monday, November 4, 2013

On the eve of New York City’s general elections, advocates and leaders from New York’s diverse immigrant communities flooded the steps of City Hall to announce a “Top 10 Wish List” of priorities for New York’s next Mayor. New York is home to more than three million immigrants, who make up 1 out of 3 New Yorkers and more than half of the City’s workforce.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In Act of Civil Disobedience, Ten are Arrested Outside Varick St. Detention Center

Thursday, October 24, 2013

 The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Monday, October 21, 2013
 Demonstration outside his SI Office Part of National Escalation Calling on Boehner to Bring Bill to a Vote
Thursday, October 17, 2013

 Boehner Should Act Now to Move Immigration Reform Forward

Now that the government shutdown has finally come to a close, immigration reform gives Congress the chance to rise to the occasion and get something productive done. Today, President Obama said that Congress should finish the job of fixing our broken immigration system and helping our economy by passing an immigration reform bill by the end of the year.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
 Reflects Growing Impatience with Speaker Boehner’s Refusal to Act on Immigration Reform

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) joined tens of thousands of people from across the country who gathered today in the nation’s capitol to demand that the House leadership pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship before the end of this year. In an act of non-violent, civil disobedience in front of the U.S. Capitol, 200 people, including four members of the NYIC, were arrested today.

Among those participating in the action were:

Saturday, October 5, 2013

 Immigration Reform is Not a Bridge too Far, if only Boehner would Get out of the Way

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
 With the Government in Shutdown Mode, an Immigration Reform Bill is Introduced in the House and New York’s Elected Officials Join with Immigrant Community Leaders to Urge Participation in the March for Immigrant Dignity & Respect

Thursday, September 5, 2013

 New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Announce Major Mobilization on October 5th: A National Day of Dignity & Respect


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