- The nation is seeing increasing Evangelical consensus on pushing for comprehensive immigration reform.
- With the support of about 100 New York clergy members, House Representative Yvette Clarke (D-NY) spoke at a press conference on Wednesday urging for the Obama administration to take action on immigration. Located in Brooklyn, Rep. Clarke's district has a large constituency of Caribbean and African immigrants, which highlights the diversity of the groups affected by the immigration debate.
- New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano published a letter in the New York Times last Friday, calling for a comprehensive review of Secure Communities, and for public consultation before the New York State Division of Criminal Justice services consent to the controversial federal immigration program.
- This Friday, Congress will hold two briefings on immigration issues - one focused on family immigration policies and another on the DREAM Act.
- A large coalition of faith- and community-based organizations and immigrant rights groups are in the process of mobilizing for an immigration reform town hall for New York City and State, more details to come.
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