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Oct 5, Cadman Plaza, 12pm

Call to Action

Event Program

12pm: DJs Chief Boima and Geko Jones

Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzacoatl in Ixachitlan Danza

Welcome Guillermo Chacon, executive director, Latino Commission on AIDS

Steve Choi, executive director, New York Immigration Coalition

Hector Figueroa, 32BJ

Mary Kay Henry, international president of SEIU

Senator Chuck Schumer

Mobilization committee representatives Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association of NY, Nancy Peredo, member of Make the Road New York, Tandia Bakary of African Services Committee, and SJ Jung of MinKwon Center for Community Action

Nancy Peredo, MTR Member

Tandia Bakary, African Services Committee

SJ Jung, MinKwon Center for Community Action

Estela Vazquez, SEIU 1199

Bill de Blasio

Hina Naveed and Max Ahmed – DREAMer family from Staten Island

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez

Adolfo Carrión

Rebel Diaz

Mario Cilento, president NYS AFL-CIO

Vinny Alvarez president, Central Labor Council

Carlos Guaraca, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) worker

Angela Fernandez, executive director Northern Manhattan Coalition

Faith Leaders Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York; Rabbi David Adelson, East End Temple, Bishop Orlando Findlayter, Churches United to Save & Heal, (list in formation) do a benediction

Linda Bermas Instructions Given for march, SEIU

CHIA Marching Band Plays

 

New Yorkers Demand Action on Immigration Reform

With the Government in Shutdown Mode, an Immigration Reform Bill is Introduced in the House and New York’s Elected Officials Join with Immigrant Community Leaders to Urge Participation in the March for Immigrant Dignity & Respect

(New York, NY) Today, New York’s elected leaders joined immigrant community leaders at a press conference at City Hall to urge Congress to move immigration reform forward and to encourage participation in the October 5th March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect, which includes a rally at Cadman Plaza and march across the Brooklyn Bridge—one of more than 100 events across the country planned for this national day of action.

The press conference coincides with the introduction by House Democrats of a comprehensive immigration reform bill that largely mirrors the bipartisan Senate bill passed in June; it does not, however, include the egregious border enforcement build-up that was included at the eleventh hour in the Senate bill. Cosponsors of the bill include Reps. Joe Garcia (D-FL), Jared Polis (D-CO), Joaquín Castro (D-TX), and Suzan DelBene (D-WA).

“While the federal government is in shutdown mode, some of our elected officials are still at work,” said Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition. “The fight for immigration reform has been ongoing for more than a decade; it hasn’t been easy, but momentum is on the side of reform. There are enough votes in the House for a reform bill that includes a path to citizenship; the public increasingly supports it and is tired of the divisive tactics that have been brought to bear on the immigration debate. Immigrant, faith, business, and labor leaders have all had enough with the delays, diversions, and demagoguery around the issue; and immigrant communities have waited enough while their families are torn apart and their communities devastated. On October 5th, New Yorkers, and our friends across the country, are going to make sure that Washington, DC, hears us and feels the force of our collective power.”

On the steps of City Hall in New York, elected and community leaders said they would be marching on October 5th and urged all New Yorkers to step up for immigrant dignity and respect.

“We need comprehensive immigration reform that is effective, meets our economic and social needs, and honors American values. We need reform that establishes a direct path to citizenship and that gives our youth a future by including the DREAM Act,” said State Senator Gustavo Rivera. “I am proud to support any and all efforts to push for a comprehensive bill that will deliver the change needed to support our communities and our nation.”

“We cannot allow the federal government to continue to hold us hostage and renege on the promise that has been made to immigrant communities across our nation,” said Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito. “We continue to call on Congress to act immediately on a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill with a real path to citizenship for hardworking undocumented immigrants.”

“As New Yorkers, we pride ourselves for living in a city known for its diverse immigrant population and accepting individuals for who they are. Because of our diversity, we must lead by example and demand that Congress pass a comprehensive immigration reform that will not only benefit the 11 million undocumented immigrants that are part of the very fabric of our American Society, but can also provide a $1.4 trillion economic domestic gain for our country,” said Councilmember Robert Jackson, Co-Chair of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucus. “On October 5th, New Yorkers from all walks of life will unite to tell Congress that the time to act is now!”

“The October 5th March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect is so important,” said Councilmember Daniel Dromm. “This march will send a clear message that Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform and they must do it now. Many lives hang in the balance.”

“It is time for our federal government to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, promotes family unity, and protects workers’ rights,” said Councilmember Mark Weprin.

“It is high time that the Congress of the United States finally pass comprehensive immigration reform,” said Councilmember Jumaane Williams. “As an elected official that represents a district with one of largest immigrant populations in New York City, I’ve long fought for the rights of all New Yorkers, no matter where they come from, whether it is funding an immigration attorney to assist with citizenship applications, to higher educational access through the DREAM Act, to supporting temporary protected status for Haitian nationals. Though all of these steps are essential, it is up to Congress to help fully integrate the more than 11 million undocumented residents across the United States who contribute so much to the fabric of our nation.”

“Just as generations before them, today’s immigrants deserve to realize the American Dream. Our country needs to reform the system to protect families and provides a pathway to citizenship,” said Councilmember Jessica Lapin.

“The benefits of immigration reform are clear: it will bring fractured families together, drive economic growth and allow our diverse immigrant communities, held back by a broken system to finally reach their full potential,” said Councilmember Anabel Palma. “With thousands of families waiting for Congress to act, it is more important than ever that New Yorkers make their support for immigration reform loud and clear by attending Saturday’s Rally for Immigrant Dignity and Respect.”

“As an immigrant who came to this country looking to improve my life, the life of my family and eventually the lives of those in my new community, I join the call in demanding this opportunity finally be made available for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who struggle every day in the shadows,” said Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez. “Along with the New York Immigration Coalition, my colleagues in government and the millions across this nation who are demanding a fix to the broken immigration system currently in place, I say, Ya Basta! Enough is enough; we need humane and progressive immigration reform now!”

“We must stand together to strongly urge Congress to pass immigration reform. Our country needs immigration laws that bring families together and that create clear paths to citizenship for everyone who works hard and has a strong desire to make a positive difference in our society,” said Councilmember Mathieu Eugene. “We must also enact laws that safeguard the civil rights of immigrants and protect the rights of all workers, regardless of where they were born. When thousands of us march across the Brooklyn Bridge four days from now, we will send a powerful and compelling message to Congress that immigrants must be treated with the same dignity and respect given to those who were born in the United States.”

It’s our drive and commitment that keeps us moving forward,” said community activist Carlos Menchaca. “Congress may have shut down the government, but TODAY, we are expecting bipartisan legislation to be introduced by House Democrats. The legislation is expected to be similar to the Senate bipartisan bill that passed in June—without the unnecessary and harsh border measures that were included in the final Senate version. We have the votes in the House to pass this bill; we just need Speaker Boehner to give us a vote. And that’s where the power of our movement comes in.  On October 5th, here in NY we will march over the Brooklyn Bridge to demand action on reform in the House.”

“Millions of lives are on the line, yet movement on immigration reform progresses at a glacial rate. We are mobilizing on October 5 to send a clear message that our communities will no longer wait, and we demand reform with no less than a clear, path to citizenship,” said Angela Fernandez, Esq. executive director of Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights.

“The gridlock in Washington DC has come to unthinkable levels. In the middle of a Government shutdown we must raise our voices even louder and hold politicians accountable,” said Gonzalo Mercado, executive director of El Centro Inmigrante based in Staten Island. “Immigration Reform cannot wait any longer this is why on October 5 New Yorkers will march across the Brooklyn Bridge to demand immediate action. The time is now!”

“Immigration laws have always affected the ability of the Chinese American community to achieve the American dream and contribute to this country,” said Mae Lee, executive director of Chinese Progressive Association. “To continue along this road, our community needs policies that will keep families together, provide a path to citizenship, and most importantly respect families and worker at all socioeconomic levels.”

“At the age of three, I came to this country with my mother and father as an undocumented immigrant. While I have been very fortunate to receive deferred action, there are 11 million undocumented immigrants living in fear each day that they will be ripped away from their families,” said La Fuente spokesperson, Anayeli Gomez. “Our system is broken and inhumane, and the current solutions only serve as band-aids. The time for a real comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship is now. We will not accept anything less.”

“The time for congress and for our communities to act for immigration reform is now” says Valeria Treves executive director of New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE). “Congressional representatives must show their leadership by drafting a bill and the speaker by allowing the bill to come to vote. For our part, affected communities and our allies must come out in full force on October 5th and through the month of October to say we will wait no more for justice and dignity for immigrant workers and families.”

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The New York Immigration Coalition is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees. The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

The New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform campaign is a statewide campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition and endorsed by more than 165 labor, business, faith, grassroots and immigrant organizations from across the state. The coalition is calling for an overhaul of the immigration system to meet the needs of the economy and keep families together.

OCT 5th PRE-RALLY INTERFAITH SERVICES

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS:

 10:30 A.M.

FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATOINAL SOCIETY,

116 PIERREPONT STREET

CORONA, QUEENS:

8 A.M.

ST. LEO’S CATHOLIC CHURCH

104-05 49TH AVENUE

 

On Saturday morning prior to the rally, please join us for an interfaith service to highlight the moral imperative for Congress to pass just and humane CIR, and then join rally participants at Cadman Plaza.

One service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at First Unitarian Congregational Society, 116 Pierrepont St. at the corner of Monroe Place, near Cadman Plaza.  (Take 2/3 or 4,5 to Borough Hall; N/R to Court St.)  Following the service, participants will walk together to the Cadman Plaza rally.

Speakers will include the Rev. Chloe Breyer, Director, Interfaith Center of NY; Josefa Castro, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens; Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Director, Greater NY Labor-Religion Coalition; Bishop Orlando Findlayter, President, CUSH; Dr. Ahmad Jaber, Chair, AAANY; Minister Patricia Malcolm, President, Women Supporting Women Ministries Inc.; Ven. Dr. TK Nakagaki; Pastor David Rommerein, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; Dr. Diane Steinman, Director, NYS Interfaith Netrwork for Immigration Reform; and Rev. Terry Troia, Chair, SI Clergy Leadership.  (Other speakers TBA)  PLEASE RSVP TO STEINMANDIANE@GMAIL.COM.

The other service will be held at 8 a.m. in Corona, Queens. at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 104-05 49th Ave. At the service, diverse clergy and faith leaders will lift up prayers and stories that highlight the urgent need for humane and dignified immigration reform this year. Following the interfaith service, partcipants will walk in a pilgrimage in song and prayer 6 blocks north to the 103rd Street / Corona Plaza 7 train stop and join rally participants at Cadman Plaza.  Buses will also be available at St. Leo for those who are not able to complete the walk. PLEASE RSVP TO JOSEPH@FAITHINNEWYORK.ORG.

Co-sponsors of the interfaith services include the Arab American Association of New York, Cabrini Immigrant Services, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, CUSH, Faith in New York, the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, the Interfaith Center of New York, the Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform, Make the Road New York, NICE, New Sanctuary Coalition of New York, and Women Supporting Women Ministries Inc. (Co-sponsor list in formation)

ON OCTOBER 5TH, IMMIGRANTS ARE COUNTING ON US TO LET CONGRESS KNOW THAT THEY MUST PASS CIR WITH A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS – THAT AMERICA’S IMMIGRATION POLICY MUST BE JUST AND HUMANE, AND THAT FAILURE TO ACT IS NOT AN OPTION!

**We’re asking Sabbath-observing Jewish and Seventh Day Adventist religious leaders to speak at their services on October 5th about the immorality of our broken immigration system and urge congregants to join the effort to promote CIR/path to citizenship.

Octubre 5, Marcha por la Dignidad y El Respeto de los Inmigrantes

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Marcha por la Dignidad y el Respeto de los Inmigrantes

Sabado 5 de Octubre

Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

F a York St; A, C a High St, 2, 3, a Clark St, y 4, 5, R a Borough Hall

El 5 de octubre de 2013, el movimiento más amplio y diverso, que incluye comunidades de inmigrantes en Estados Unidos, comunidades de fe, sindicatos y grupos de derechos civiles se unirán a las marchas y manifestaciones en más de 90 ciudades en todo el país haciendo un llamado al Congreso para que aprueben una reforma migratoria con una legalización que conduzca a la ciudadanía en el 2013.

Exigiremos el respeto por nuestro arduo trabajo y por nuestras contribuciones a la cultura, la economía, a las comunidades y a la fe de este país. Marcharemos por una reforma migratoria con sentido común con una legalización que lleve a la ciudadanía, normas legales de inmigración que promuevan la unidad familiar y protejan los derechos de los trabajadores, y se ponga fin a la destrucción de nuestras familias por medio de las deportaciones, y al alto presupuesto invertido innecesariamente para la militarización de la frontera  y para los centros de detención que lucran con la comunidad inmigrante.

Marchamos por un Estados Unidos en donde se honre nuestro trabajo; donde nuestras contribuciones al país sean respetadas; y en donde nuestras familias y nuestros niños puedan realizar sus sueños de construir vidas dignas y sin temor. No podemos dejar que los fracasos constantes de Washington resulten en un mayor número de familias desechas, más empleadores abusivos y salarios míseros, más niños que no puedan realizar sus sueños. Marcharemos por un mejor Estados Unidos para todos, e invitamos a todos nuestros amigos a unirse a nosotros. ¡Es tiempo de alzar nuestras voces y asegurarnos de que el Congreso escuche nuestro llamado de Dignidad y Respeto!

Existe una amplia lista de grupos nacionales y locales así como de líderes nacionales que cada día sigue incrementándose haciendo un llamado para estas marchas. Esto incluye a grupos laborales, organizaciones de fe, grupos de inmigrantes y derechos civiles, organizaciones comunitarias, y grupos de jóvenes.

 

Join the NYIC on October 5th as a Volunteer!

Visit the following form to join us as a volunteer on October 5th:

http://www.thenyic.org/volunteeroct5th

Currently, we are looking for volunteers for two things:

1) Supporting day-of logistics. By signing up to volunteer for day-of logistics, you are committing to attending the entire event and supporting support needs.

2) Working as a marshal during to the rally and march. As a marshal you are charged with guiding the march, keeping order, and relaying instructions to the advocates at the event and while crossing the Brooklyn Bridge.

By signing up to marshal, you are agreeing to participate in an NYIC marshal training, be present at a training by NYPD on the day of Oct. 5th, and committing to attending the event.

http://www.thenyic.org/volunteeroct5th

NEW YORK STATE OCT 5 EVENTS

NEW YORK STATE OCT 5 EVENTS

New York City

  • Event: NYC Oct 5th March and Rally for Immigrant Dignity and Respect
  • Date/Time: October 5th, 12:00 pm
  • Address: 200 Cadman Plaza W Brooklyn, NY 11201
  • Description: Rally at Cadman Plaza and march over the Brooklyn Bridge

White Plains, NY
•Event: White Plains Rally and March
•Date/Time: October 5th, 1:00 pm
•Address: 300 Quarropas Street
•Organization: Westchester Hispanic Coalition, Hudson Valley Community Coalition, WESPAC, Hispanic Resource Center, Empire Justice Center
•Main Point of Contact: Graciela Heymann; gheymann@hispaniccoalition.org, 914-948-8466
•Description: Reforma Migratoria İEn 2013! En el Hudson Valley y toda la nacion. Immigration Reform in 2013! For the Hudson Valley and the nation. Gather in front of Federal Courthouse at 1:00 pm.

Binghamton, NY

  • Event: Rally at the Courthouse
  • Date/Time: October 5th, 1:00 pm
  • Address: 92 Court St.
  • Organization: OFA
  • Main Point of Contact: Marcia Grippen; Stephanie Arrellano: stephanie.arellano@seiu.org; 313-409-3480

Brentwood, NY

  • Event: Brentwood Rally for Dignity and Respect
  • Date/Time: October 5th, 12:00 pm
  • Address: Ross Park
  • Organization: Make the Road, LICET
  • Main Point of Contact: Karina Claudio; karina.claudio@maketheroadny.org; 917-676-2559
  • Description: Join us in a rally for immigrant dignity and respect

Brooklyn, NY

  • Event: Interfaith service then March to Join Brooklyn Bridge March
  • Date/Time: October 5th, 10:30 AM
  • Address: First Unitarian Congregational Society, 116 Pierrepont St. at the corner of Monroe Place
  • Organization: Arab American Association of New York, Cabrini Immigrant Services, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, CUSH, Faith in New York, the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, the Interfaith Center of New York, the Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform, Make the Road New York, NICE, New Sanctuary Coalition of New York, and Women Supporting Women Ministries Inc.
  • Main Point of Contact: Dianne Steinman; steinmandiane@gmail.com.
  • Description: Join our service prior to marching  and joining the Brooklyn Bridge March!

Corona, NY

  • Event: Faith Service then March to Join Brooklyn Bridge March
  • Date/Time: October 5th, 8:30 AM
  • Address: St. St. Leo Parish , 1045 49th Ave.
  • Organization: Arab American Association of New York, Cabrini Immigrant Services, Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, CUSH, Faith in New York, the Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, the Interfaith Center of New York, the Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform, Make the Road New York, NICE, New Sanctuary Coalition of New York, and Women Supporting Women Ministries Inc.
  • Main Point of Contact: Luz Muy; luz@faithinnewyork.org; 917-302-1313
  • Description: Join our service prior to marching  and joining the Brooklyn Bridge March!

Brooklyn, NY

  • Event: Brooklyn Projecting Eye Catching Images
  • Date/Time: October 5th, 8:00 pm
  • Address: 16 Harrison Place, Bushwick
  • Organization: Breakthrough and The Illuminator
  • Main Point of Contact: Ishita Srivastava; ishita@breakthrough.tv, 212 868 6500
  • Description: Join us to stand with thousands around the country for common-sense immigration reform that protects women’s rights and safety. Come to 16 Harrison Place, Bushwick, Brooklyn at 8PMishita@breakthrough.tv

Buffalo, NY

  • Event: Community Forum for Dignity and Respect
  • Date/Time: October 4th, 1:00 pm
  • Address: 2421 Main Street
  • Organization: SEIU-1199, NYS AFL-CIO, LCLAA, Citizen Action NY, NYCLU
  • Main Point of Contact: John Curr; jcurr@nyclu.org; 716-852-4033

Poughkeepsie, NY

  • Event: Poughkeepsie SOLIDARITY CROSSING to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • Date/Time: October 5th, 11:45 am
  • Address: 64 Parker Ave
  • Organization: Citizen Action of New York, New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform
  • Main Point of Contact: Kat Fisher; kfisher@citizenactionny.org, 845-637-0174
  • Description: Next Saturday morning, October 5th, please join our immigrant neighbors, family members and friends who have faced the challenges of a broken immigration system and policy that makes finding work and supporting family extremely difficult for millions.  Many people in this country have moved to find work to support families, and many of our ancestors migrated here at a time when there were fewer restrictions and requirements.  Don’t miss this chance to lend your voice to the final leg of this debate as cities from all over the country united in the demand for humane reform.  Join us on this 1.25 mile  walk across the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Highland where we will convene to ask our local decision makers to do more to support Comprehensive Immigration Reform that includes a roadmap to citizenship, due process and family reunification.

For events happening across the country visit: http://octoberimmigration.org/events/

 

Call to Action

Dear Friends,

This week, lawmakers returned from recess after an entire summer of dragging their feet on comprehensive immigration reform. As Congress gets back to work, let’s make sure they really do get back to work and move immigration reform forward. Enough is enough!

On October 5th, in more than 100 cities across the country, folks who are tired of Congress’s obstructions and delays are coming together to demand action on immigration reform.

We need you to join us on October 5th here in New York City. New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, is leading a march for immigrant dignity and respect, to raise our voices and let Congress know that we’ll stand for nothing less than immigration reform with a path to citizenship for the eleven million undocumented Americans, and for the country as a whole. It is the right thing to do, the smart thing to do, and long overdue. No more delays!

Join Us!

When: Saturday, October 5th, 12:00 noon

What: March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect

Where: Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn 

Closest trains: F to York Street, A/C at High St; 2/3 at Clark St; 2/3/4/5/R at Borough Hall

Speakers

Steven Choi, Executive Director, The New York Immigration Coalition

Members of the New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform

SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Mario Cilento, NYS AFL-CIO

Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator for New York

Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez

Congressman Jerrold Nadler

Congresswoman Grace Meng

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Msgr Kevin Sullivan, Catholic Charities

Rabbi David Adelson, East End Temple

More to come…

Performing

DJs – Geko Jones and Chief Boima

Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzacoatl danza group

CHIA Marching Band

Rebel Diaz

More to come…

NYRIR: Principles for Immigration Reform

The current immigration system is outdated, fails to address America’s economic and social needs, and focuses heavily on enforcement – ripping families apart, leaving children without parents, and shattering lives. At a time when our country is grappling with a weakened economy, and economists overwhelmingly agree that current immigration policy is bad for the economy, we can no longer afford to wait for Congress to pass immigration reform. Following are principles that can help build consensus among stakeholders who want a rational and forward-looking solution that puts America back on track toward long-term economic prosperity and social stability.

Provide a path to citizenship. Recognizing that the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants are critical to our economy and our society, it is time to finally pass a broad legalization program that provides a path to citizenship. Creating a path to citizenship for undocumented members of our communities would benefit immigrants and their families and U.S.-born workers by raising the floor for all workers.

Focus on family unity. Immigration reform will not be successful until we harmonize public policy with one of the main factors driving migration: family unity. Currently, families are separated by visa waiting periods and processing delays that can last decades. Immigration reform must increase the number of visas available for family members and eliminate bars to re-entry so that individuals who are eligible for a visa are not punished by being separated from their family for many years. Supporting family unity has to be comprehensive, regardless of sexual orientation.

Meet our workforce needs. Any solution must satisfy legitimate employer needs while respecting both immigrant and U.S.-born workers. We need visas for workers at all skill levels and a process to adjust for need. Increased visa numbers must go hand in hand with long-term investments in the U.S. workforce, including better education and job training opportunities. Reforms must uphold the wages and working conditions of all workers and ensure that immigrant workers in the formal and informal sectors have equal workplace rights and protections as well as a clear path to citizenship. We must reject faulty programs like “E-verify” that will harm the American economy and U.S. workers while doing little to end the hiring of undocumented workers.

Enforce the rules fairly. The U.S. Constitution guarantees due process for all people in this country. Our government, however, has not fulfilled that guarantee in its treatment of immigrants. Immigration enforcement, including detention and immigration court procedures, should adhere to basic due process and human rights standards. Any punishments or penalties in immigration law should be proportional to the immigration offense. Congress must restore basic civil liberties for all individuals in this country and our commitment to core American values of fairness and justice.

Recognize Immigrants’ Full Humanity and Eliminate Barriers to Full Participation. Immigrants are more than just workers. Immigrants are neighbors, family members, students, members of our society, and an essential part of the future of America. Our immigration policies should provide immigrants with opportunities to learn English, naturalize, lead prosperous lives, engage in cultural expression, and receive equitable access to needed services and higher education.

Restore Access to a Fair Day in Court. We must uphold American values by ensuring that all people, no matter where they come from, are afforded fundamental rights, including the right to a fair day in court before being separated from family and community and deprived of liberty. Judicial discretion must be restored so that immigration judges are allowed to review all orders of deportation and consider positive factors in an immigrant’s life that may warrant an exercise of discretion.

Members of the New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Campaign

1199SEIU
Adhikaar
African Hope Committee, Inc.
Africa Business Community, Inc.
Afrique Entente Inc.
Albanian Islamic Cultural Center
Al-Ihsan Academy
Al-Iman School
American Civil Liberties Union
American Jewish Committee (AJC) New York
American Families United
Arab American Association (AAA)
Arab American Family Support Center
Asian American Bar Association of New York
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance – New York Chapter
Asian Americans for Equality
Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
Black Immigration Network
The Black Institute
Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Committee
Brooklyn Alliance
Brooklyn Community Board 14
CAMBA Legal Services
Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN)
Center for Family Representation
Center for Popular Democracy
Center for the Study of Brooklyn
Central New York Coalition for Immigration Reform
CHHAYA Community Development Corporation
Chinese Progressive Association (CPA)
Church World Service
Coalition for Asian American Children and Families
Coalition for Economic Justice
Commission of the Public’s Health System
Committee for Hispanic Children and Families
Committee of Interns and Residents – SEIU
Concerned Democratic Coalition (CDC)
Connect NY
Cornell’s Worker Institute
CORO
Council of African Imams
Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO) of Flatbush
Council of Peoples Organization (COPO)
Domestic Workers United
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, Justice Committee
DREAM Action Coalition
East Brooklyn Community High School
East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc.
Equadorian Integration
Emerald Isle Immigration Center
Gamaliel
Greater Brooklyn Health Coalition
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice
Gyro King
Haitian Americans United for Progress, Inc. (HAUP)
The Hispanic Coalition
Hermanos Unidos
Hotel Trades Council
Hudson Valley Community Coalition
Immigration Equality Action Fund
Industrial Areas Foundation
The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester
International Union UAW Reg 9A
Islamic Center of Long Island
Islamic Leadership School
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement
Jahajee Sisters
Jamaica Muslim Center
Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)
Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
Judson Memorial Church
La Fuente
La Union
La Voz Magazine
Latino Commission on AIDS
Latino Justice PRLDEF
Liuna Local 78
Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates
Long Island Wins
Los Tacos Locos Restaurant
LULAC – Syracuse Chapter
Make the Road New York (MTRNY)
Manhattan Young Democrats
Met Council on Housing
Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign
Mexicana Solutions
Midwood Development Corporation (MDC)
Migrant Support Services of Wayne County
Milano School for International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy
Minkwon Center for Community Action
MIRA USA
Miraj Islamic School
Mothers on the Move
Muslim Consultative Network
Muslim Women’s Institute for Research and Development
National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) East Flatbush
National & New York Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project (NEDAP)
New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE)
New Sanctuary Coalition
New York Board of Rabbis
New York Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
New York Civil Liberties Union
New York Civil Liberties Union Western Regional Office
New York Immigration Coalition
New York Legal Assistance Group – Immigrant Protection Unit
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR)
New York State AFL-CIO
New York State Civic Engagement Table (NYSCEC)
New York State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
New York State Immigrant Action Fund
New York State Interfaith Network
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Organizing for Action Immigration Task Force
Oscar Romero Church
Out4Immigration
PanAfrican Unity Dialogue and Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College
Peace Action New York State
Professional Staff Congress (PSC)/City University of New York (CUNY) AFT #2334
Queens Community House (QCH)
Razi School
Rochester Committee on Latin America
Rockland Immigration Coalition
Russian-Speaking Community and Council of Manhattan and the Bronx (RCCMB)
Sanctuary for Families
SEIU Local 32BJ
Single Stop USA
Social Justice Council, First Unitarian Church of Rochester
Somos La Llave del Futuro
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF)
South Asian Youth Action (SAYA!)
Tenement Museum
TEPEYAC
The Door
The Interfaith Alliance of Rochester
The International Youth Association (TIYA)
The New School
Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition
Trinity Lutheran Church
Transport Workers Union (TWU) Local 100
United Jewish Appeal Federation
Urban Assembly High School
Urban Justice Center (UJC)
Westchester Hispanic Coalition (WHC)
Women of ASAAL
Working Families Party (WFP)
Worker Institute at Cornell University
Worker Justice Center of New York
Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) of New York State
9/11 Tribute Center
92nd Street Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association

 

Join the New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Campaign

The New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform (NYRIR) campaign, is actively committed to fighting for immigration reform and sharing our collectively developed principles.

The Campaign urges President Obama and Congress to enact just and humane immigration reform.  In particular, the Campaign is calling for legislation to:

  • Provide a clear and direct path to citizenship
  • Keep families together
  • Protect all workers
  • Safeguard civil rights
By completing this form, you are pledging to join hundreds of thousands of people around the country in support of immigration reform! You will receive information and updates about upcoming events and mobilizations for immigration reform in the weeks ahead. You can read our campaign principles here:http://thenyic.org/CIRprinciples

 

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