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Monday, May 24, 2010

May 24, 2010, New York City. Thirty-seven New Yorkers were arrested in front of 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan today, in a second round of civil disobedience intended to escalate pressure on President Obama and Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform in 2010.

Monday, May 17, 2010

May 17, 2010, New York City. Sixteen New Yorkers, including local clergy, labor and community leaders, and City Council members, were arrested in front of 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan today in an act of civil disobedience intended to escalate pressure on the Obama administration and Congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform in 2010.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

On Heels of Arizona, With Announcement of Senate Democratic Leadership Plan for Reform, Coalition of Immigrant, Faith, Labor Groups Turns Up the Heat


May 1, 2010, New York City. Following is a statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Today, the Senate Democratic leadership presented a comprehensive immigration reform plan. We are glad that the Senate is responding to immigrant communities’ call to action, particularly in the wake of Arizona’s ugly anti-immigrant law.

Now that we have a substantive Senate proposal on the table that builds on Representative Luis Gutierrez’s legislation in the House, we will work with the Senate, House, and White House to overcome the partisan logjam and pass a good bill this year.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Council Passes Resolution Calling for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Friday, April 23, 2010

April 23, New York. The following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, in response to the signing of SB1070 into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer:

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Immigrant leaders kick off “10-day Schumer countdown”

Senator urged to meet bill-introduction deadline of May 1st

April 21st, New York City. At a press conference outside the Manhattan office of Senator Charles Schumer today, immigrant community leaders focused their sights on Senator Schumer to introduce bipartisan and fair immigration reform legislation. Community leaders announced a 10-day countdown to the May 1st deadline that advocates around the nation have set for a bill introduction.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Support for English classes & public hospitals tops Immigration Coalition Agenda

April 13th, New York City. Hundreds of immigrant New Yorkers and their supporters gathered at City Hall today to take part in the New York Immigration Coalition’s 10th annual City Advocacy Day, calling on the City Council and Mayor Bloomberg to adopt immigrant policies that promote the city’s economic recovery and improve the long-term health and prosperity of all New Yorkers.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Following is a statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, concerning enactment of historic health reform legislation:

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Below are the remarks of Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, to be delivered at the close of today's March for America.

"We are almost at the end of our rally. Now the real work begins.

To Senators Graham and Schumer, we say thank you for your leadership; to the rest of Congress, we say join them to get legislation done.

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