Thursday, June 27, 2013
New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Responds to Bill’s Passage, Pledges to Keep Fighting for Immigrant Families and Border Communities as Attention Turns to House
SUPREME COURT IGNORES 40 YEARS OF PRECEDENT, CONGRESSIONAL INTENT TO REJECT SECTION 4 OF HISTORIC VOTING RIGHTS ACT
By rejecting the formula for selecting troubled areas in section 4, the Court effectively invalidates Section 5, the provision responsible for monitoring and enforcing access to the ballot
(New York, NY) Today, by a vote of 5-4, the Supreme Court rejected Section 4 of the seminal Voting Rights Act (VRA) of 1965, effectively ending more than 40 years of government oversight that protected minorities’ rights and ensured equal access to the ballot.
NYIC Calls Corker-Hoeven Border Security Amendment A Boon for Defense Contractors and a Betrayal of American ValuesSunday, June 23, 2013
On Friday, the authors of the Senate bill for immigration reform and Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) negotiated a new immigration deal that would cost the U.S. government $30 billion dollars--nearly doubling the number of border patrol agents, adding an additional 350 miles of fencing along the southern border, and mandating “triggers” that could endanger the path to citizenship.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Partisan Politics Rears its Ugly Head
The following is a statement from Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
NYIC says it’s past time to stop criminalizing immigrants and embrace real reforms
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The Board of Directors of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Choi as executive director, effective June 24, 2013. He succeeds Chung-Wha Hong, who has been at the NYIC for twelve years, the past eight as executive director.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Today, on the steps of City Hall in New York City, New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a statewide coalition of 150 business, labor, faith and grassroots organizations coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, held a press conference to launch ‘Remember November,’ a series of actions in the next phase to pass immigration reform. The campaign was joined by Congressman José Serrano, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and longstanding advocate for immigration reform.
Full Steam Ahead! New York Advocates Join Groups Across Country to Launch “Remember November” CampaignThursday, May 23, 2013
On the heels of the immigration bill winning bipartisan support by Senate Judiciary Committee, immigrant groups intensify calls for reform
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The following statement is from Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Immigration Reform is Not a Bridge too Far, if only Boehner would Get out of the Way