Updated info on Kennedy/Bush Immigration deal

I was hoping to have a chance to write before now, but I was with families from Beardstown, Greeley, New Bedford and other communities ripped apart by the raids for our children's hearing this morning. Here is our latest release on a response to the Kennedy/Bush Deal and I'll have more information for you tonite- we are working hard to put together community education materials and we'll get those out as soon as possible!



MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday May 17, 2007 Fair Immigration Reform MovementCenter for Community Change 

Contact: Son Ah Yun, 202-360-6824

Dushaw Hockett, 202-360-7787

Adam Luna, 202-486-3020 

Telephonic Press Conference: Holding FIRM to PrinciplesImmigrant Advocates Respond to Immigration Reform Compromise 

What:Telephonic press conference with immigrant advocate leaders from across the United States. 

When:Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm. Eastern Standard Time                        How:Call toll free number:   (800) 255-5661Code: 1090167 

Who: Fair Immigration Reform Movement Members from across the country including:Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change – Washington, DC

Ali Noorani, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition – Boston, MA

Family impacted by America’s broken immigration system

Rev. Sue Gaeta, Gamaliel Foundation – National Church-Based Organizing Group

Eun Sook Lee, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium

Gustavo Torres, National Capitol Immigrant Coalition – Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia


What:In response to today’s noon announcement of a bi-partisan “grand compromise” bill on immigration reform among key Senators, immigrant advocacy leaders from across the country will gather at Center for Community Change in Washington D.C. to participate in a telephonic press conference. The phone press conference will provide unique and convenient access for reporters to key immigrant advocates.   

The Center for Community Change is a nonprofit, nonpartisan low income advocacy group that promotes the development of community organizing as a national force for social and economic justice.  FIRM (Fair Immigration Reform Movement) is a coalition of grassroots community organizations nationwide, working on behalf of comprehensive immigration reform and immigrant rights and is convened by Center for Community Change. www.communitychange.orgwww.fairimmigration.org