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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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.

Sunday, March 21, 2010
Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Today's crowd, hundreds of thousands strong, was testament to the depth of emotion and sense of urgency felt across the country at the gridlock that has afflicted Washington for years, preventing it from reforming our immigration system so that it serves the national interest and reflects the values that we hold dear as a nation.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, who attended today’s White House meeting on immigration:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Anger Rising at White House for Empty Promises, Lack of Leadership, Increased Deportations

 Dozens of immigrant leaders joined the New York Immigration Coalition on the steps of City Hall today to announce the remarkable effort underway to mobilize immigrant, labor, and faith communities from across New York State for a major immigration reform rally in the nation’s capital on March 21st.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Events Statewide Highlight Urgent Need for Common-Sense Policies

A dozen adventurous New Yorkers set off today on a five-day road trip across New York State to call for immediate action on immigration reform. The caravan, billed as the “Road Trip for Our Future,” will stop in ten cities and towns throughout the state, where it will join up with local groups for rallies and other actions.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Already Facing Greater Barriers to Care, Immigrants Will Continue to be Disproportionately Excluded from Coverage

Monday, October 26, 2009

Immigrant voters who are hungry to hear about where New York City’s mayoral candidates stand on important immigrant issues finally have something to sink their teeth into.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Joint Statement of Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition, and
Vladimir Epshteyn, Executive Director, Metropolitan Russian-American Parents Association:

The New York City Department of Education and P.S. 200 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, are planning to shut down that school’s Russian dual-language program – the only such program in the city – due to funding cuts. We are urging the DOE and the school’s principal to reconsider this decision and preserve the program.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Statement of Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:

The dream still lives! The New York Immigration Coalition applauds U.S. Senators Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) in the Senate and Representatives Howard Berman (D-CA), Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) in the House of Representatives for introducing the DREAM Act (S.729 and H.R.1751).*

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