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Thursday, January 9, 2014

 Immigrant Community Leaders Demand Action from Governor Cuomo, Announce “2014 Immigrant Equality Agenda” of Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities for 2014 Legislative Session

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

“The New York Immigration Coalition is very excited to welcome the election of the first Latina City Council Speaker in New York City history, Melissa Mark-Viverito!

“As a City Council member, Ms. Mark-Viverito has been a tireless champion of the immigrant communities of New York, and we look forward to working with her on future initiatives to make New York City (NYC) the most welcoming city for immigrants in the United States.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

 Congress Leaves for Recess without Passing Immigration Reform; Advocates Express Outrage at Inaction

Today, the fight for immigrant families continued as the New York Immigration Coalition joined two thousand supporters of immigration reform in the nation’s capitol in a large-scale sit-in of congressional offices.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Congressman Nadler Joins New Yorkers to Urge Congressman Grimm to Support Immigration Reform

Gathering Launches March Followed by Three-Day Fast and Vigil Outside Grimm’s Office

Monday, November 4, 2013

On the eve of New York City’s general elections, advocates and leaders from New York’s diverse immigrant communities flooded the steps of City Hall to announce a “Top 10 Wish List” of priorities for New York’s next Mayor. New York is home to more than three million immigrants, who make up 1 out of 3 New Yorkers and more than half of the City’s workforce.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In Act of Civil Disobedience, Ten are Arrested Outside Varick St. Detention Center

Thursday, October 24, 2013

 The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Monday, October 21, 2013
 Demonstration outside his SI Office Part of National Escalation Calling on Boehner to Bring Bill to a Vote
Thursday, October 17, 2013

 Boehner Should Act Now to Move Immigration Reform Forward

Now that the government shutdown has finally come to a close, immigration reform gives Congress the chance to rise to the occasion and get something productive done. Today, President Obama said that Congress should finish the job of fixing our broken immigration system and helping our economy by passing an immigration reform bill by the end of the year.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
 Reflects Growing Impatience with Speaker Boehner’s Refusal to Act on Immigration Reform

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) joined tens of thousands of people from across the country who gathered today in the nation’s capitol to demand that the House leadership pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship before the end of this year. In an act of non-violent, civil disobedience in front of the U.S. Capitol, 200 people, including four members of the NYIC, were arrested today.

Among those participating in the action were:


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