Message from Christina Chang of Minkwon Center for Community Action
I was arrested on August 1st. I couldn't sit around and wait while the House of Representatives deferred and denied the dreams of 11 million. Immigrant parents like Ms. Hwang who are taken away from their U.S. citizen children can't wait. Angie, whose wait in the visa backlog was so long that her grandmother passed away, can't wait. David and Jung Rae, our DREAMers in KORE, can't wait any longer for a pathway to citizenship. Yet, the House went on their August recess with neither a bill nor a plan of action to fix our broken immigration bill in sight. That's why fourteen other national leaders and I decided to take action in front of House Speaker John Boehner's office. The time is now.
With the House stalling, we can't afford to lose momentum. The House representatives are already back in their districts -- back to our streets and in our backyards. We have the home team advantage to pass immigration reform! Here's how you can help.
Call to be connected with your representative after the message: 1-888-787-9658
“My name is _____ and I live in (your town). I SUPPORT comprehensive immigration reform with a PATH TO CITIZENSHIP. I am calling to ask the Representative to help keep our families together by supporting a path to citizenship. I urge him to champion real reform and pressure the Republican leadership to take a vote on citizenship. I am calling to ask the Representative to help keep our families together by supporting a path to citizenship. I urge him to champion real reform and pressure the Republican leadership to take a vote on citizenship.
Date & Time: August 22 @ 11AM – 1PM
Place: Varick Street Detention Center
With every passing day that the House fails to act, 1100 people are deported. Our families and communities continue to suffer as a result of a broken immigration system and the Republican House dragging their feet. Even here in New York, Varick Street Detention Center reminds us of harsh realities for our community members. We need Speaker John Boehner to act NOW to keep our families together. The event will start with a Jericho Walk that will build up to a rally in front of the Varick Street Detention Center.
Be sure to keep a lookout on our other upcoming events!
The time is now. Let's make immigration reform a reality.
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