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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Sunday, November 21, 2010

Media Contacts:
Thanu Yakupitiyage, New York Immigration Coalition, 413-687-5160
Joe Taranto, Office of Council Member Melissa Mark-Viverito, 917-535-5531
Javier Valdes, Make the Road New York, 917-679-2971

Monday, November 15, 2010
 
New York Immigration Coalition Launches “With the Stroke of a Pen”
Campaign to Stop Unjust Deportations
And Calls for the Immediate Passage of the DREAM Act
During the Lame Duck Session
 
Friday, October 29, 2010

 The New York Immigration Coalition and the New York Community Media Alliance today released responses to a gubernatorial candidates' questionnaire developed jointly by the two organizations. All seven candidates for governor were offered the opportunity to answer the questionnaire; responses were received from Democratic Party candidate Andrew Cuomo, Green Party Candidate Howie Hawkins, and Libertarian Party candidate Warren Redlich. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Turnout Among New York's Over 1 Million Immigrant Voters Could Sway Election Outcomes

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

NEW YORK- Six months since the historic passage of health care reform, several important changes in private health insurance have now gone into effect, improving access to affordable and quality health insurance for many New Yorkers, including immigrants. But without adequate community education about those changes, immigrant communities face significant barriers to leveraging health reform to ensure greater access and coverage.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

“Today, by a vote of 56-43, the Senate chose to stop the DREAM Act from moving to the floor of the Senate for a vote, dashing the hopes of some 800,000 young people and ill-serving the interests of our nation.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28, 2010, New York City.  Following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New York City. In the lead-up to next Tuesday’s All-Star Game, around two hundred New Yorkers rallied in front of Major League Baseball’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan today, calling on the league and its commissioner, Bud Selig, to move next year’s All-Star Game out of Phoenix, Arizona. The move would signal major disapproval of the state’s controversial SB1070 immigration law, which threatens the civil rights of Latino and immigrant players and fans and sets the stage for rampant racial profiling, said participants.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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

The New York Immigration Coalition applauds the action taken by the Department of Justice to challenge Arizona law SB1070, which usurps federal authority, amounts to state-sanctioned racial and ethnic profiling, compromises the ability of the police to protect public safety, and does nothing, in the end, to solve the problem of our broken immigration system.

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