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Immigration Forum: Education for Action! 8/22

Join us for an evening of immigration education.
Learn about the issue’s history, how immigration’s national context affects our local communities; hear WNY (im)migrants’ experiences, and how you can work in solidarity with them by joining high-impact, locally-based efforts.

Registration form now available!
http://bit.ly/ImmEduForum

Or RSVP to rocrapidresponse@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

Please let us know if you are planning on attending and any special requests for the evening.

Suggested donation of $5.00

Location:
150 South Clinton Avenue
(At the Corner of Court Street)
Rochester

Time: 6PM to 9PM

Presenters and Workshops will be announced as they are formalized.

Building is wheelchair accessible
Food & Child Care provided
Sign language interpretation available upon request
Interpretación en español disponible

Sponsoring Organizations:
Rochester Rapid Response Network
Alianza Agricola and Allies of the Alianza Agrícola
Rochester Greenlight Allies
(Green Light NY Driving Together : Luz Verde NY Manejando Juntos
The New York Immigration Coalition

May Day Outreach!

Please join us for outreach downtown for our May day event! We will meet at the Workers’ Center of CNY at the address provided to hand out flyers and engage with the public. We hope to see you there!

Where: Workers’ Center 2013 E. Genesee St

When: April 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

*Press Release* Local Immigrant Advocates Applaud Governor Cuomo Press Conference on ICE Raids, Call for More Support to Local Groups on the Frontlines

Local Immigrant Advocates Applaud Governor Cuomo Press Conference on ICE Raids–Call for More Support to Local Groups on the Frontlines  

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rebecca Fuentes, organizer with the WCCNY‭,  rfuentes@workerscentercny.org (315) 657-6799‬

Fabiola Ortiz Valdez, organizer with the New York Immigration Coalition, fortiz@nyic.org (718) 514-6265

April 25, 2018, Syracuse, NY – On April 18, 2018, organizers from the Workers’ Center of CNY received a frantic call from a dairy farmer, John Collins, stating that just minutes before he had witnessed an unlawful arrest of his employee, Marcial De Leon Aguilar. Mr. Collins recounted how at least seven officers dressed in civilian clothes came to his farm without a warrant and physically assaulted and arrested Mr. De Leon Aguilar in front of his small children, as well as assaulting Mr. Collins and destroying his property.

Today, Governor Cuomo held a press conference condemning the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid that took place in Rome, NY. We are thrilled that Governor Cuomo is ready to commit resources to fight the aggressions of ICE in upstate NY. Advocates and community members in Syracuse share the Governor’s outrage. We support the Governor in taking necessary steps to ensure that our immigrant communities are safe, such as his proposed executive order that bars ICE from entering NY State facilities without a warrant.

Peter Swords, a social worker and member of the Syracuse Peace Council states: “These actions send a message of affirmation to all that NY State continues its historic welcome of immigrants and refugees.  It particularly reassures families with children that they have some protection against arbitrary traumatic removal of their parents, and that families will feel safer about entering courts, schools, and hospitals, so they will keep their rights to self-determination in the important areas of housing, education and employment.”

We believe the Governor can even more effectively protect immigrant rights and public safety by reaching out to the local organizations who are documenting and responding first to these incidents for their policy and action suggestions. We urge all NYS Legislators and the Governor to support the campaign Green Light NY Driving Together to expand access to driver’s licenses, including to undocumented immigrants. In addition, these groups are highly under-resourced for their work. We strongly encourage targeting funding to these frontline grassroots organizations to ensure that immigrant needs are being met as effectively as possible.

Sheila Sicilia, a member of the Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network said: “The IRDN and the Workers’ Center, along with other community groups, have been fighting for human rights against the abuses of ICE and CBP.  We thank Governor Cuomo for recognizing and speaking out about this growing problem, and welcome him and the resources that he can provide.”

Kayla Kelechian, an organizer with the Workers’ Center of NY said in a statement: “The fear that plagues this community is reinforced by the use of illegal raids and physically aggressive tactics by ICE and the federal government. Both ICE and the Federal government under the Trump administration violated the rights of New Yorkers. In this case, citizenship did not matter–lawful citizens and immigrants are both affected. We must recognize the organizations and the resources they provide, regardless of their capacity, to advocate for the directly-affected, and the families who are left devastated. They continue to be our greatest asset in response to these difficult times.”

Local Immigrant Advocates Applaud Governor Cuomo Press Conference on ICE Raids

Green Light NY Bill Launch in Albany

On April 18th the Green Light Coalition will be uniting from across the state to celebrate the introduction of the A10273 bill which will provide access to driver’s licenses for ALL New Yorkers regardless of immigration status.

We will meet at the Capitol building on the ‘Million Dollar Staircase’ on April 18th for a press conference and will hear from elected officials and directly affected community members from across the state. There will also be visits made to key legislators and we look forward to building with coalition members from across the state.

Interested in mobilizing from across the state? – Let us know!

Those living in the capital or who are within driving distance please join us on the Million Dollar Staircase to support the launch of the Green Light NY Bill!

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El 18 de abril, Green Light Coalition se unirá de todo el estado para celebrar la presentación del proyecto de ley A10273 que proporcionará acceso a licencias de conducir para TODOS los neoyorquinos, independientemente de su estado migratorio.

Nos reuniremos en el edificio del Capitolio en la “Escalera del Millón Dólares” el 18 de abril para la conferencia de prensa y escucharemos a funcionarios electos y miembros de la comunidad directamente afectados de todo el estado. También se realizarán visitas a los legisladores clave y esperamos construir con miembros de la coalición de todo el estado.

¿Interesado en movilizarse de todo el estado? – ¡Haznos saber!

Aquellos que viven en la capital o que están a poca distancia en automóvil, únanse a nosotros en Million Dollar Staircase para apoyar el lanzamiento de Green Light NY Bill.

Time: 10:00 am
Location: State Capitol Building – State St. and Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12224
#GreenLightNy #LuzVerdeNY #DriversLicensesNow

Link to the Facebook event HERE

Mobilization to Batavia Detention Center

MOBILIZATION TO BATAVIA DETENTION CENTER
“We Will Not Be Caged, Immigrant Women Speak Out!”

Please join the WCCNY and New York Immigration Coalition on Wednesday, March 28th at 6:30 am at 2013 E Genesee st. Syracuse ,  as we depart  to Batavia Detention Center in Upstate New York. This request to mobilize is URGENT!

Our Upstate brothers and sisters NEED YOU to come with us to support one of our community members who is being targeted for deportation! Please join us to support Arely, a member of our upstate community and a mother of three U.S citizen kids. She was turned over to Border Patrol by the Troopers in 2013 because she and her husband did not have a licence when driving to Ithaca, NY. Despite checking in with ICE for years, recently ICE has changed her phone check in to in person and now her most recent check in scheduled for 9:00 AM on Wednesday, March 28th at Batavia Detention Center.

Please stand with us to protect this fierce advocate and community leader and demand that the detention & deportation machine stop ripping families, mothers and children apart!
What: Rally Outside Batavia Federal Detention Center
Who:  NYIC, Worker Justice Center, and Worker Center CNY
Why:
Bring together our members from across the state to support & Highlight Women & Mothers facing deportation in Upstate NY.
Support a member of the Worker Center of CNY whose check-in was moved from Syracuse to Batavia on that day.
Call attention to the expansion of Batavia to now detain Women.

More information on the Facebook event page

March in Solidarity with Immigrants & Refugees Success!!!

We would also like to thank all of you for coming out and participating in the march in solidarity with immigrants and refugees this past Monday! Over 150 people marched in the streets of community and sent a clear message that we want a CLEAN Dream Act, TPS reinstated, and we do not want county and city resources going to support any immigration enforcement. A special thanks to our friends, New York Immigration Coalition, New York Civil Liberties Union, Black Lives Matter Syracuse, CNY Solidarity Coalition and the Syracuse Peace Council.  Check out some of the news coverage of the march!

Mobilizing to Demand #CleanDREAMAct Now! 12/06

REGISTER HERE

Date and Time: Wed, December 6, 2017 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST

New York State Pick-Up Locations: Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, and Syracuse

COST: $15* – this includes roundtrip transportation and lunch
Individuals who are unable to pay $15 due to financial hardship should contact Fmadi@nyic.org

Please join the NYIC and our members across New York State on DECEMBER 6th, 2017 as we mobilize on buses to Washington D.C. to support a #CleanDREAM Act. The NYIC has been in the streets and in the halls of congress fighting for immigrant NY – join us to mobilize to Washington D.C. so Congress hears New York loud and clear: “DREAMers and their families are WELCOME HERE!

QUESTIONS:
For general questions or inquiries please contact: Francis Madi at Fmadi@nyic.org

You can also contact your closest Member Engagement team member:
New York City: Carlene Pinto at cpinto@nyic.org.
Hudson Valley: Charlotte Gossett Navarro at cgossett@nyic.org
Western NY: Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar at mzaldivar@nyic.org
Central NY: Fabiola Ortiz Valdez at Fortiz@nyic.org

Sign up for our text services: TEXT “NYIC” TO 864237 to be ready to mobilize!

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El 6 de diciembre de 2017, NYIC estará movilizando a cientos de miembros y aliados de todo el Estado de Nueva York a Washington DC. Nos uniremos a nuestros aliados a nivel nacional para marchar y luchar por nuestros NY DREAMers y beneficiarios de TPS.

BUSES:
Los buses saldran de diferentes partes del estado incluyendo el Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City (varios condados), Rochester y Syracuse.

HORA:

Los buses saldran el 6 de Diciembre* a las horas indicadas arriba y regresaran a sus destinos originales en NY aproximadamente a las 9:00pm.

*Los buses que salgan del oeste y del centro del estado, saldran a las 4:30pm del dia anterior al evento, 5 de Diciembre.

COSTO:
$15 – Incluye transporte y almuerzo. Hay becas disponibles para los que no puedan pagar. Comunicase con FMadi@nyic.org

PREGUNTAS:
Para preguntas generales contacte a Francis Madi at Fmadi@nyic.org

Tambien puedes contactar a tu miembro local de NYIC:
New York City: Carlene Pinto, cpinto@nyic.org
Hudson Valley: Charlotte Gossett Navarro, cgossett@nyic.org
Western NY: Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar, mzaldivar@nyic.org
Central NY: Fabiola Ortiz Valdez, Fortiz@nyic.org

Para mantenerte informado, escribe un mensaje de texto “NYIC” al numero 864237.

Gracias por ponerse de pie y luchar por nuestro #ImmigrantNY.

 

Nuestra próxima llamada del consejo es hoy 18 de septiembre a las 7pm!

Our monthly call for community members is tonight 9/18 at 7pm the call in information is below. The call is held in Spanish.

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Solidarity With Families Affected by Polimigra

Wednesday, August 2nd at 4:30pm, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church 179 Main St, Penn Yan, NY 14527
On Wednesday, August 2nd, we invite you to come together as community members, allies, faith groups, and other people of conscience to be in solidarity with families affected by polimigra and racist policing.

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