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June 28 Rally to Stop Separating Our Families

June 27, 2014
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Call on President Obama to act now to halt mass deportations.
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NY City Council Approves Municipal IDs

June 26, 2014
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The New York City Council has just approved legislation allowing city residents to apply for Municipal Identification cards beginning in 2015. The IDs will allow undocumented immigrants to begin to overcome one of the hurdles to leading a regularized life. Those applying for the IDs will have to show proof of identity and proof...
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Long Island Rally for Immigration Reform on June 28 in Brentwood

June 26, 2014
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On June 28 Long Islanders will rally in support of immigration reform at Ross Park at the corner 1st Ave. and Brentwood Rd in Brentwood at Noon. The rally will protest the failure of the House of Representatives to pass immigration reform and will call for immediate action by the President to stop breaking...
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TONIGHT: New York Immigration Coalition Gala

June 23, 2014
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Tonight is the New York Immigration Coalition’s Builders Gala. This is an amazing even every year. There is still time to get tickets. Just click here for more info.
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Michelle Obama: Immigration Reform Still Top Priority

June 18, 2014
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Michelle Obama spoke to a group of new citizens at the National Archives today and said: Today, here in Washington, folks are still debating whether or not to fix our immigration system, even though just about everyone agrees that it is broken. I want you all to know that my husband has made this...
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John Oliver Destroys Post-Cantor Anti-Immigrantism

June 18, 2014
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John Oliver is one of our funniest immigrants. Here is his take on the anti-immigrant analysis of the Eric Cantor primary loss. The non-sense would be funny if it was not so damaging:
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Republicans and the Lesson of the Cantor Defeat

June 18, 2014
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The recent defeat of Eric Cantor in the Republican Congressional Primary may teach some Republicans the wrong lessons. According to Republican pollster Chris Wilson; “Republicans who respond to election by ramping up anti-immigration rhetoric are making a mistake, because that is not where most Republicans are, and that is not going to...
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The Media, Culture and Politics of Immigration: A joint event with Define American and Immigrant Action

June 13, 2014
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The Media, Culture and Politics of Immigration A joint event with Define American and Immigrant Action on Monday, June 16th Hosts Michael Hirschhorn, Jimena Martinez, Taryn Higashi, Suzette Brooks Masters, and Monona Yin cordially invite you to an evening of conversation and film clips with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, the director of...
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Detained Kids Abused by Government Officials Says ACLU

June 11, 2014
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Here is a new report from the ACLU on the abuse of minors in detention by the staff of the Department of Homeland Security and its contractors: Widespread abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children at the hands of U.S. border officials spurred a group of civil and human rights organizations to file a complaint today...
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Eric Cantor Defeated by Tea Partier Who Ran Against Immigrants

June 11, 2014
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One of the most powerful men in Congress, Eric Cantor, was defeated because he was too pro-immigrant, even though he was not very pro-immigrant at all. Dave Brat, a professor of economics who beat Cantor, wrote this op-ed explaining why Cantor needed to go: But the central policy issue in this race has become...
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