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!
NO MORE DEPORTATIONS. POLICE SHOULD NOT BE IMMIGRATION AGENTS.
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.
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.
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: http://tinyurl.com/2wppgxf
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