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Join Our Campaign to Pass Immigration Reform!

Dear friends,

The gridlock in DC is lifting! On Monday, a bipartisan group of senators released a proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, and the following day, the President released his own framework for reform. Clearly, the momentum toward legislation is building!

But there’s still so much to do to keep the momentum going, to make sure we’re moving in the right direction, to change the tenor of the debate and bring real relief to immigrant families. We need YOU to help us win the kind of immigration reform our communities deserve—fair, smart, and reflective of our values as a nation that honors family and respects the inherent worth and dignity of all human beings.

This week the New York Immigration Coalition and its partners launched New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a statewide campaign calling on Congress and the President to pass meaningful reforms that will finally end the suffering of immigrant families. Our campaign will tell the stories of New York’s immigrant families and workers who are such a vital part of our communities and who have borne the heartbreaking burden of our broken immigration system.

[Photo Above] New Yorkers for Immigration Reform announce their campaign on Monday, January 28th at Judson Memorial Church

Together, we must seize this historic opportunity and hold the President and Congress accountable to their promises.

NOW is our chance to make our demands heard as we work to pass commonsense immigration reform and finally provide workable solutions for our communities and the nation!

And this is where you come in: GET INVOLVED!

JOIN our campaign and pledge to join hundreds of thousands of people around the country to mobilize for immigration reform by clicking HERE. You’ll receive updates about upcoming events, and be sure to mark April 10 on your calendars when we'll be joining others around the country for a national day of action.

Help support this campaign by making a donation HERE!

We’ve been working toward this moment for a long time--registering voters, building power in our communities, highlighting the injustices of our immigration system, and not giving up against great odds.

[Photo Above] Over 65 organizations throughout the state came together for an unprecedented leadership strategy discussion, co-convened by the NYIC, SEIU and Fair Immigration Reform Movement
 

Join us! This is the moment! If not now, when?

Sincerely,

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director

The New York Immigration Coalition is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees. The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

Listen to NYIC Executive Director, Chung-Wha Hong discuss immigration reform on The Brian Lehrer Show: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/bl/2013/jan/29/

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