national capital immigrant coalition

National Capital Immigration Coalition

Organizer of the September 7 Washington DC march together with the We Are America Alliance. Has also organized at least one other rally in DC. Appears closely associated with Casa de Maryland.

From In 2002, as part of the Reward Work Campaign whose goal was to highlight the need for a reform in our immigration laws and support legislation in Congress that would help in this agenda, a group of organizations and local unions in the Washington D.C. area, came together to plan a rally and lobby on October 9, 2002...

That page also lists Juan Carlos Ruiz as their "General Coordinator"

The NCIC August 31 press release says that their president is Jaime Contreras.

One of their members is Mexicans Without Borders (Virginia organizers say fervor for immigration rallies cools) lists their media contact as Kim Propeack with an email of She's also the "Director of Community Organizing and Action Department" of Casa de Maryland.


The very interesting file has drawings of friendly, largely Latino "immigrants" being more or less oppressed by drawings of hostile Anglos, including one assumed to be James Sensenbrenner. It also has the rather interesting drawing of "Minutemen" at the link above. Where have you seen drawings like that before?

In that PDF they contrast what they support with HR4437 and with Hagel-Martinez:

...firmly opposes criminalizing undocumented men, women, and children.

...firmly opposes criminalizing people who provide assistance to and family members of undocumented people.

...opposes the Senate Bill because it divides immigrants up by the number of years of residence. We believe that this provision will divide families and will drive people further underground.

...believes that future workers must have full labor protection rights and a path to citizenship.

...believes that holding employers responsible for a broken immigration system is unfair and that worksite enforcement can only go hand-inhand with a legalization

...opposes the fence on the border and believes that this debate is steeped in deep anti-Latino beliefs.

...believes that America should be built on a spirit of diversity and welcoming the stranger. Many of the additional provisions will create a society built on fear of our neighbors and will create a less diverse community.

It also contains this interesting bit:

And you can participate! Every immigrant, even if not yet citizens, knows citizens and can do the important work of educating their citizen friends, family members, and coworkers about this issue. You can take responsibility to get those people to the polls. And, you can register voters at festivals. And, you can take off on election day to be in your neighborhood reminding people that they must vote.

I was unable to find a statement that you had to be a citizen to register voters, but some states (including Texas) require those who register voters to be deputized ( link).

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Gutierrez unveils immigration "reform" bill principles at Washington DC rally (RI4A, CHC,NCIC,religious leaders) - 10/13/09

Earlier today, supporters of comprehensive immigration reform held a rally in Washington DC. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Immigration Task Force) laid out outlines of a bill he'll supposedly be introducing later this year. The specifics aren't known but it will be very lax and probably won't include the "symbolic gestures" from the bill he co-authored with Jeff Flake. Others attending were Nydia Velazquez (Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus) and Mike Honda (Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus).

Per Ian Urbina of the New York Times (link):

Tuesday’s event was sponsored by various immigrant advocacy groups, including the Reform Immigration For America campaign, the National Capital Immigration Coalition, and Families United/Familias Unidas. It attracted convoys of buses, vans and cars carrying more than 3,000 protesters from at least 17 states.

FIRM, CHIRLA, NYIC demand Obama stops raids, grants amnesty; will march in DC on January 21, 2009 - 11/12/08

A group of illegal immigration supporting groups held a press conference in DC yesterday, demanding that as president Obama grants amnesty and halts workplace raids. They also announced that they'll be marching for the same demands in DC on January 21, 2009.

Immigration march organizers have foreign links - 09/01/06

Many of those who attended the recent immigration marches are foreign citizens who are here illegally. But, it doesn't stop there. For instance, one rally organizer is a former Mexican consul general and another is an official with a Mexican political party.

Not surprisingly, the MSM has barely mentioned such links. The reader is strongly encouraged to contact media sources and suggest that instead of simply reporting what goes on at future marches they do some journalism and look into any links between organizers and foreign governments or institutions.

Gramscians demand ouster of Maryland comptroller - 07/17/06

The WaPo's Ann E. Marimow offers "Rights Groups Say Schaefer's Run Must End" about far-far-lefties opposing Maryland's former governor and now comptroller:
A far-reaching collection of Maryland's Asian, Latino, black and women's rights leaders denounced Comptroller William Donald Schaefer yesterday for what they called a series of intolerant public statements -- and they told the former governor that it is "time to go."
Wow, sounds serious. Except, the provided remarks don't exactly rise to any sort of questionable level that I can see. Rather, it appears to be a power play by far-leftie, Gramscian racial power groups. And, if that wasn't clear, there's this near the end:
Leaders of the National Capital Immigrant Coalition have their eyes on more than 277,000 black, Latino and Asian residents who are eligible to vote but have not yet registered.

"We have the power, we have the capacity, to remove the policymakers who hate us," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of CASA of Maryland. "And let me tell you, we are going to do this."
That last link provides another quote from this fine quote source:
"We are going to target [the MMP members] in a specific way... [by taking their own pictures]... Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work... If they are going to do this to us, we are going to respond in the same way, to let people know their neighbors are extremists, that they are anti-immigrant. They are going to hear from us."
Shouldn't the WaPo remove someone who says things like that from their Rolodexes?

It probably won't do any good, but you can contact here through this form.

Illegal immigration supporters split over May 1 boycott - 04/20/06

Rachel Swarns of the New York Times informs us in "Immigrant Groups Plan Campaign to Bring Legal Changes" that:

1. There's a split among illegal immigration supporters. Some groups continue to support the "Great American Boycott of 2006", while others, including those in the "National Capital Immigration Coalition", oppose the boycott.

2. The illegal immigration-supporting groups plan to "transform the immigrant community into a powerful, organized political force" and plan to encourage voting by "immigrants".

Regarding the second, "immigrants" can't vote. Only native-born or naturalized citizens can vote. In fact, the whole report from Rachel Swarns is so full of the use of inaccurate or imprecise terms that it's little more than an attempt to mislead their readers.

Consider, for instance, this paragraph:

The debate over how to harness the emerging immigrant activism comes as politicians, church leaders and advocacy groups continue to marvel at the large numbers of immigrants, most of them Hispanic, who have turned out in recent weeks to demonstrate against a House bill, which was passed in December, that would criminalize illegal immigrants and those who help them.

Almost all - not "most" - of those marching were Hispanic, and most of those were Mexican citizens or Mexican-Americans. And, the assertion that HR4437 would "criminalize... those who help [illegal immigrants]" is not entirely accurate: that help would need to be provided knowingly or recklessly.

The WaPo offers a similar report in "Fearing Backlash, Some Immigration Activists Aren't Backing Boycott" by Darryl Fears.

Those apparently in the National Capital Immigration Coalition include:

* Casa de Maryland, which was recently involved in a bit of a kerfluffle. According to Gustavo Torres: "We are going to target [the Minuteman Project members] in a specific way... [by taking their own pictures]... Then we are going to picket their houses, and the schools of their kids, and go to their work

* The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, which allegedly has collaborated with the Mexican government.

* The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which was also apparently involved in a smear against Jim Oberweis.

Needless to say, neither the NYT nor the WaPo provide any background on the groups that they feature.

We're also informed that CHIRLA - alleged at the link above to have collaborated with the Mexican government - is going to try to get illegal aliens to perform community service as a way of softening you up:

"It is critical for us, that we really, as we move forward, take actions that are embraced by the American public, that touch the hearts and minds of the American public, that they get to know us, that they understand who we are," [Anjelica Salas, executive director of CHIRLA] said at a news conference here.

If the NYT or the WaPo ever decide to tell the truth about immigration matters, most Americans might indeed understand exactly who all those groups are.

2/15/11 UPDATE: An image from the NCIC is attached. See the National Capital Immigrant Coalition page for the backstory.

Illegal aliens, supporters to protest in Washington - 03/01/06

Illegal aliens and their supporters are agitating for more rights inside our country, and thousands will be visiting Washington DC in March.
Thousands of pro-immigration advocates will protest next week at the U.S. Capitol against a bill that they fear would result in fines or jail time for operators of businesses, churches, day-laborer centers and other facilities that help illegal aliens.

The National Capital Immigrant Coalition (NCIC), an umbrella for about 40 immigrant-advocacy groups, says the bill -- HR 4437 -- is "anti-immigrant."

The measure is expected to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee next month.

"HR 4437 permanently criminalizes undocumented immigrants and everyone who knows, cares about or assists undocumented immigrants," said Kim Propeack, a spokeswoman for CASA of Maryland, an NCIC group...
Obviously, it's trivially easy to discredit Casa and all those who associate with them. See "Casa of Maryland helps illegal aliens get driver's licenses" and "Casa de Maryland might soon get big surprise".

Would the reader please send more information on Casa to any news organization that mentions them or has a quote from one of their members? Let's rain on their parade.

Previously: Illegal aliens, supporters to march on Washington