Sunday, December 5, 2010

Make the DREAM Act a Reality!!

Join us for an interfaith vigil to support the DREAM Act

Tuesday, 12/7 @ 6pm

Location: St. Theresa's Church

141 Henry Street

New York, NY 10002-7198

**NY Faith & Justice Executive Director Lisa Sharon Harper will be speaking

As you may know, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the DREAM Act next week.

THANK YOU for making calls!! Just yesterday alone, there were 16,588 calls made nationwide. Please continue to call 866-967-6018 or 866-957-2612 and ask to speak to your Congress member and one of the five Congress members below. Tell them you need them to vote "YES" on the DREAM Act.

* Congressman Michael Arcuri

* Congressman John Hall

* Congressman Brian Higgins

* Congressman Scott Murphy

* Congressman William Owens


On Thursday, December 9th: Governor Paterson Protect Our Communities Rally!


RALLY in Manhattan. Thursday December 9, 2010, 11 am. Gov. Paterson's

NYC Office, 633 3rd Ave (btwn 40th and 41st St.)

For more information: Lili Salmeron, NMCIR, 212-781-0355 or

In May 2010, NY State signed a Memorandum of Agreement with ICE

approving "Secure Communities," in which local police send

fingerprints of all arrestees to Department of Homeland Security

databases. This costly program will push thousands more immigrants

into the unjust detention and deportation system, while making us all

less safe and violating our rights. ICE has repeatedly misrepresented

and lied about the program to the state and nation. Join us in

demanding that Governor Paterson terminate the Secure Communities

agreement and that the federal courts require ICE to share all

documents on "opting out" of the program.* New York State should not

cooperate with ICE in tearing apart immigrant families.

**After the rally, a federal judge presiding over NDLON v. ICE will

consider an emergency injunction ordering ICE to make documents public

regarding whether jurisdictions can refuse to participate in Secure

Communities. Please come to the hearing to show your support for this

injunction at 2:00 at US District Court at 500 Pearl Street, Courtroom

15C, NY, NY.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Urgent: Call your Congressman about the DREAM Act Today!

A vote on the DREAM Act in the House is set for TODAY. Please take 5 minutes today and first thing tomorrow morning to call at least 2 Members of Congress, especially our targets below.

Yesterday alone, 19,000 calls were made to Congress, according to Reform Immigration for America. We need to keep up this pressure until the very end.

Call 866-967-6018 or 866-957-2612 and ask to speak to your Congress member and one of the 5 Congress members below. Tell them you need them to vote “YES” on the DREAM Act tomorrow morning.

  • Congressman Michael Arcuri
  • Congressman Brian Higgins
  • Congressman William Owens
  • Congressman Scott Murphy
  • Congressman John Hall

In addition, please spread the word to your friends and family. You can forward them a link to NYIC's op-ed in today's NY Daily News which explains why it is so critical that the DREAM Act passes tomorrow. Here’s the link:

You can also post the article on your facebook wall by clicking here and sharing the article with your network.

**This post was submitted by the New York Immigration Coalition