CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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
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.
In Act of Civil Disobedience, Ten are Arrested Outside Varick St. Detention Center
The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
Demonstration outside his SI Office Part of National Escalation Calling on Boehner to Bring Bill to a Vote
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.
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: