CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
The following is a statement from Karen Kaminsky, deputy executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
Coalition’s Diverse Groups Lead Call for Immigration Reform at Annual Workers/Immigrants Rights Rally
(New York, NY) As the Senate Judiciary Committee went into its first day of debate on the bipartisan immigration reform bill introduced by the Senate Gang of Eight last week, lawyers and advocates from the New York Immigration Coalition hosted a briefing to discuss specific components of the proposed bill.
Immigrant, Labor, and Faith Leaders Acknowledge this Historic Step and Discuss What Comes Next in the Fight for Immigration Reform
(Washington, D.C) Early Wednesday morning, more than 2,000 New Yorkers—immigrant families and their friends and supporters; community, faith, and labor leaders—boarded 42 buses throughout the state to head to the nation’s capital. Their message was simple: the time is now for Congress to take this historic opportunity to fix our broken immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Joined by Citi Community Development, CUNY, NYC Department of Education, Public Officials, Schools, Media, and Community Groups
Tour Calls on Senate Gang of 8 to Introduce Meaningful Reform that Provides Real Relief to Families
Today, New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a new statewide campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition and endorsed by 130 labor, faith, grassroots and immigrant organizations from across the state, held a press briefing to highlight the key measures that must be included in the soon-to-be-introduced Senate bill to make immigration reform meaningful.
Pledges to Mobilize Families and Communities to Strengthen Reforms
With momentum building for immigration reform at the White House and in Congress, New Yorkers gathered at Judson Memorial Church in Manhattan to amplify the call for legislation that includes a path to citizenship for the undocumented and to announce nationwide mobilization on April 10th, 2013 in Washington, D.C.