CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Responds to Bill’s Passage, Pledges to Keep Fighting for Immigrant Families and Border Communities as Attention Turns to House
On Friday, the authors of the Senate bill for immigration reform and Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) negotiated a new immigration deal that would cost the U.S. government $30 billion dollars--nearly doubling the number of border patrol agents, adding an additional 350 miles of fencing along the southern border, and mandating “triggers” that could endanger the path to citizenship.
Partisan Politics Rears its Ugly Head
The following is a statement from Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
NYIC says it’s past time to stop criminalizing immigrants and embrace real reforms
The Board of Directors of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Choi as executive director, effective June 24, 2013. He succeeds Chung-Wha Hong, who has been at the NYIC for twelve years, the past eight as executive director.
Today, on the steps of City Hall in New York City, New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a statewide coalition of 150 business, labor, faith and grassroots organizations coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, held a press conference to launch ‘Remember November,’ a series of actions in the next phase to pass immigration reform. The campaign was joined by Congressman José Serrano, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and longstanding advocate for immigration reform.
On the heels of the immigration bill winning bipartisan support by Senate Judiciary Committee, immigrant groups intensify calls for reform
The following statement is from Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
The following is a statement from Karen Kaminsky, deputy executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition: