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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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.

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.

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