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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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

Thursday, June 24, 2010

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

We applaud Mayor Bloomberg for his leadership on immigration reform with his new Partnership for a New American Economy. It is a remarkable alliance of top business leaders and prominent mayors, all of whom understand how critical immigrants and immigration reform are to our nation’s prosperity and to our future.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

109 arrests during three weeks of civil disobedience actions

June 1, 2010, New York City. Fifty-six New Yorkers were arrested in front of 26 Federal Plaza in lower Manhattan today, the third in a series of civil disobedience actions in New York aimed at highlighting the growing human tragedy and unsustainable moral crisis caused by a broken U.S. immigration system badly in need of reform.
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:

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