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All out for National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice – April 10

To continue the thread on immigrant rights, join tomorrow, Monday, April 10th, for a National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice. Events will be taking place in cities and towns near you.

    The plan for the April 10 Day of Action came from the grassroots. The National Capital Immigrant Coalition – a coalition of immigrant, labor, faith, civil rights and business community groups in the metro, Washington, DC area – and allies around the nation, developed the concept of a National Day of Action. Immigrant communities are coming together on April 10 to proudly declare that “We Are America” and that immigration reform must not violate the American values that we cherish. In cities from coast-to-coast, immigrants, families and friends will gather, tell our own personal stories, demand political action and contribute our energy and talents to the growing movement for immigrant justice.

Local plug for the New York Mobilization at City Hall organized by Immigrant Communities in Action, a coalition of immigrant rights groups in Queens. More info here or to join a Jewish contingent here.
Latest articles in some of the Jewish press on immigration here and here. Send in more links for interesting reads.

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    Support Needed for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
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    The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, with support from the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, is leading the campaign among Jewish groups to push for comprehensive immigration reform. Contact your members of Congress to express your support for legislation that addresses not only the pressing issue of undocumented migration, but also promotes citizenship, civic education, and policies to assist immigrants and refugees to naturalize and integrate into American society.

  2. gag.
    I won’t support any of this. My grandmother FLEEING from Hitler came here on a student VISA. Her Visa expired. USA kicked her OUT back to Germany.So she fled to Mexico to re-enter LEGALLY…which she did. In fact her immigration card says HEBREW as the race and it was issued in Nuevo Laredo…she then went through all the steps to become a citizen.
    If she can do it, so can everyone of those people who jumped the Rio Grande.
    I live in Texas, so I speak first hand. Some of the nicest areas of town are now all barrios. Old timers are frightened out of their houses either from gangs, all night fiesta parties or gun fire. I know …I have seen it..
    I think they should all BE MADE citizens, pay taxes just like you and me. These people DO good work, but you should see near my house where the day laborers skulk…they leave garbage, milk containers full of urine etc all over the once lovely park/forest. They live back there a block from the police station. There is zero enforcement of the law.
    I am not a racist so don’t even try that lame flame! If I was a racist I would be saying send them back.

  3. yes, I support legalization….NOT the takeover of the USA, like many of these organizers really want.
    Make them legal, pay taxes..maybe then they will take some pride in their neighborhoods.

  4. It’s clear that you take pride in not being racist, Elaine, so I’ll ask: isn’t it a bit of a generalization to say of 12 million people that “they” don’t “take pride in their neighborhoods”? Many immigrants, documented and otherwise, live in my neighborhood, and many of them have cleaner yards than many citizens. And many studies show that crime rates among immigrants are lower than among citizens.

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