CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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.
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:
Immigration Reform is Not a Bridge too Far, if only Boehner would Get out of the Way
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
New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Announce Major Mobilization on October 5th: A National Day of Dignity & Respect
Protesters Demand Vote on Path to Citizenship and Real Immigration Reform