6/27/2014 (Battery Park, New York) - Senator Charles Schumer, Cardinal Timonthy Dolan and key New York State immigration advocates rallied on the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Senate immigration bill (Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act). Overlooking Ellis Island and Lady Liberty, Senator Schumer and a diverse group of immigration advocates from the Hispanic, Caribbean, Asian and Irish communities pressured the House to Act in July. Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq. spoke at the press conference and represented the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY).
Senator Charles Schumer (NY-D) urged the House of Representatives to take action on the comprehensive immigration reform. Senator Schumer said while looking out onto the Statue of Liberty "that torch is flickering because immigration reform hangs in the balance."
Eve Cho Guillergan, Esq. said that passage of immigration reform is crucial for our country's national interest and is needed for humanitarian reasons.
His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan spoke at the press conference to remind lawmakers that religious leaders are in support of reforming our broken immigration system and providing pathway to citizenship to immigrants. He told the audience that his own great-grandfather arrived in 1852 from Ireland and that "I would not be here if my great-grandfather Patrick Dolan was turned away in 1852."