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!

https://fairimmigration.org//press-room/releases/2007/telephonic-press-conference.html

 

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