Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Time is Now: Join the call for Humane Immigration Reform

On Thursday, December 10th, the International Human Rights Day will be observed worldwide. The NYC chapter of the New Sanctuary Coalition is using this day to kick off their local participation in the "National Days of Interfaith Action for Immigration Reform."

Recognizing the need for an urgent and forceful push for reform, the New Sanctuary Coalition-NYC is partnering with a diverse collection of community groups to unite in this call with one loud voice and you are invited to join them.

Two events are taking place on Thursday outside the Varick Street Detention Center. The day will be kicked off at noon with a press conference for the various media outlets in New York City.

Later, at 7:30, join community and faith leaders make the urgent call for reform by bringing a picture of a friend or loved one that is affected by the current immigration policy along with a candle to the vigil being held outside the Varick Street Detention Center.

Come join in on this community wake-up call to the need for just and humane immigration reform!



For Humane Immigration Reform!

On International Human Rights Day, join New York community and faith leaders outside Varick Street Detention Center as we urgently call for just and humane immigration reform.



Outside Varick Street Detention Center

(201 Varick Street, Intersection of Houston and Varick Sts)

*Please bring a photo of your loved ones and a candle!*

Co-sponsoring organizations (list in formation): African Services Committee, Cabrini Immigrant Services, El Centro del Imigrante, Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, May 1st Coalition, MinKwon Center for Community Action, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, New Sanctuary Movement, New York Civic Participation Project, New York Immigration Coalition, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrants Rights, NYS Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform, Make the Road New York, New York Civil Liberties Union, Queens Community House, Queens Congregations United for Action, Riverside Church, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

For more information, contact Frances Liu at The New York Immigration Coalition ( HYPERLINK "", 212-627-2227 x246)

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