CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Groups Demand that He and House Leadership Stop Playing Politics, Move on Immigration Reform
Joins Manhattan DA in Focusing Resources on Combating Immigration Fraud, Providing a Model for Other Das and Enforcement Agencies
The New York Immigration Coalition lauds newly elected Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson’s initiative in creating a critically-needed Immigration Fraud Unit in his office.
Today, GOP leaders unveiled their framework for immigration reform, which outlines six priorities for reforming the country’s broken immigration system. Provided certain enforcement triggers are met, the proposal would allow people who came to the U.S. as children and meet certain criteria to apply for citizenship but stops short of providing citizenship for all 11 million immigrants living in the shadows. Instead, these individuals, should they meet certain criteria, would be able to remain in the U.S but would not be able to access a special pathway to citizenship.
Congress Leaves for Recess without Passing Immigration Reform; Advocates Express Outrage at Inaction
Today, the fight for immigrant families continued as the New York Immigration Coalition joined two thousand supporters of immigration reform in the nation’s capitol in a large-scale sit-in of congressional offices.
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
In Act of Civil Disobedience, Ten are Arrested Outside Varick St. Detention Center
The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
Demonstration outside his SI Office Part of National Escalation Calling on Boehner to Bring Bill to a Vote
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.