Wednesday, January 10, 2018

NYC, 1/10/18 and 1/11/18: Two Important Actions

Rally for a Clean DREAM Act at Sen. Schumer's Office
Join the New York Immigration Coalition and our partners outside New York Senator Chuck Schumer's office to demand he take strong action to pass a clean DREAM Act!

Wednesday, January 10,  5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Congress failed to pass a clean DREAM Act in 2017. 
Thousands of young immigrants have already lost their status and thousands more will lose their protection in 2018. 
We need a clean DREAM Act NOW!

Co-sponsors (list in formation): Asian American Federation, Arab American Association of New York, Chayya Community Development Corporation, CUNY DREAMers, Indivisible Nation BK, MASA, New York DREAMers, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, New York State Immigrant Action Fund, SUNY DREAMers, 32BJ SEIU

Solidarity Vigil Against Deportation at Foley Square
Arrests by ICE have escalated in the past few months.  One of the New Sanctuary Coalition co-founders, Jean Montrevil, was arrested and detained by ICE outside his home this past week. New Sanctuary Coalition may be a target. The executive director, Ravi Ragbir, has his check in this Thursday January 11th at 9 am.

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

New Sanctuary Coalition's Ravi Ragbir
New York City families deserve dignity and respect. Each day, dozens of New Yorkers facing deportation must check-in with ICE Officers at 26 Federal Plaza. When they enter the building, they don’t know if they will be able to see their families again. Now more than ever it is important to show solidarity in the face of policies that threaten our communities.

Join us for a Jericho Walk to stand with individuals and families facing deportation. This interfaith act of solidarity will bring together advocates and supporters to show immigrants that they are not alone.

At 9 am, we will begin the Jericho Walk, circling the building in silence and thoughtful prayer. Though we walk in silence, our actions speak to the injustices that our communities face.

Sponsoring organizations: American Friends Service Committee, Brooklyn Defender Services, Center for Constitutional Rights, Detention Watch Network, Immigrant Defense Project, LatinoJustice, Make the Road New York, MinKwon Center for Community Action, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Project, the New York Civil Liberties Union, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, UnLocal, Inc. and a growing list of others!

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