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Bill de Blasio's immigration position will enrich the wealthy, harm American poor (New York City) - 10/15/13

If you're an illegal alien, New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio wants you to know that you're welcome in NYC. And, if you're a corrupt company or bank that wants to profit from illegal immigration, Bill de Blasio wants to help you make more money too.

Andrew Cuomo suspends Secure Communities in New York state (Serrano, Velazquez, NYIC) - 06/01/11

From an official statement [1]: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that New York State will suspend participation in the federal Secure Communities Program to review the mounting evidence that the program is not meeting its stated goal and has serious consequences for witnesses, victims of crime and law enforcement.

FIRM wants civil disobedience to get amnesty? (CCC, Casa de Maryland, NYIC, OneAmerica) - 05/20/10

Per this unconfirmed report, a conference call was held on the 18th in which various pro-illegal immigration groups called for civil disobedience in an attempt to get comprehensive immigration reform (aka amnesty). The groups named are: Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Center for Community Change, New York Immigration Coalition, Casa de Maryland, Churches United to Save and Heal, and OneAmerica: On the call they said: "We've marched, called and faxed. We've shown time and again that there's no bigger movement than ours. Still, our elected officials haven't delivered satisfactory progress on...

"Reform Immigration For America": business, labor, CAP, NCLR, CHIRLA begin new push; summit, townhall meeting; John Quigley - 06/01/09

A new group called "Reform Immigration For America" recently launched in order to push for comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty. They're a coalition of business, labor, and far-left/racial power groups; see their slick site here:

NY Daily News conducts immigration hotline with NYIC ("Citizenship Now!") (+Gillibrand) - 04/29/09

Spanish-language TV networks have conducted citizenship drives, and the New York Daily News is now trying to get in on the act (link) by conducting a Citizenship Now! drive featuring a hotline staffed by volunteers from the City University of New York as well as two non-profits: the Legal Aid Society and the New York Immigration Coalition. The first hasn't been covered here, but the second has and their advice was probably politicized to say the least; click their link for past coverage. The NYDN's coverage admits that many who called were illegal aliens and were interested in amnesty. UPDATE...

New York Immigration Coalition wants stimulus funds for immigrants, illegal aliens - 03/12/09

On Tuesday, the far-left New York Immigration Coalition, allied groups, and about a thousand supporters rallied in Albany, demanding that stimulus funds be given to immigrants. Over four years ago I noted that the NYIC doesn't differentiate between legal immigrants and illegal aliens, and that's also true in this case: although they'll take pains not to admit it, they clearly want stimulus funds to go to illegal aliens.

Number of immigrants in New York state: less than 4 million. Number of illegal aliens: more than 500,000 - 03/11/09

In November 2007, the Fiscal Policy Institute offered the report "Working for a Better Life/A Profile of Immigrants in the New York State Economy" ( which was co-produced with the New York Immigration Coalition.

Video: Kirsten Gillibrand caves in to illegal immigration lobby, supports amnesty - 02/03/09

The saga of New York's new senator Kirsten Gillibrand continues. As shown on the video (from; transcript of her remarks below), she's now fully capitulated to the demands of illegal immigration supporters and says she supports comprehensive immigration reform. No matter what she wants to call it, "reform" will be seen as an amnesty by millions of people around the world. They'll respond by trying to come here illegally. At the same time, that reform will give even more political power inside the U.S. to the far-left, racial power groups, corrupt business...

The right people oppose Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand over immigration - 01/23/09

Whether she's really tough or not, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's immigration position is already angering the right people.

Rights Working Group wants immigration enforcement moratorium and much more (ACLU, NCLR, 248 others) - 01/09/09

The Asian American Justice Center runs the Rights Working Group, a coalition of over 250 leftwing groups, and they have a petition calling on Barack Obama to in effect not do immigration enforcement. They want a "moratorium" while the subject of raids and the like is "studied", but everyone knows what that means.

Rights Working Group membership roster as of January 9, 2009 - 01/09/09

(This is an addendum to the entry "Rights Working Group wants immigration enforcement moratorium and much more (ACLU, NCLR, 248 others)") From Phone numbers and email address removed. NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Kareem Shora, National Executive Director 1732 Wisconsin Avenue, NW ~ Washington, DC 20007

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.

CIS sees reduction in number of illegal aliens; others disagree (Dave Marcus, Paul Krawzak) - 07/31/08

The CIS has released a study called "Homeward Bound: Recent Immigration Enforcement and the Decline in the Illegal Alien Population" (link) which says that due to enforcement "the illegal immigrant population has declined by 11 percent through May 2008 after hitting a peak in August 2007... [t]he implied decline in the illegal population is 1.3 million since last summer, from 12.5 million to 11.2 million today." Not surprisingly, others disagree.

Feds strike deal on Eliot Spitzer driver's licenses for illegal aliens (victory or defeat?) - 10/27/07

(Picture associated with UPDATE 3 below) From this: The Bush administration and New York cut a deal Saturday to create a new generation of super-secure driver's licenses for U.S. citizens, but also allow illegal immigrants to get a version. ...Saturday's agreement with the Homeland Security Department will create a three-tier license system in New York. It is the largest state to sign on so far to the government's post-Sept. 11 effort to make identification cards more secure [joining Arizona, Vermont and Washington]. ...Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said he was not...

New York Immigration Coalition supports Spitzer driver's licenses for illegal aliens plan - 10/03/07

It's no suprise that the New York Immigration Coalition - a group that doesn't seem to understand the word "illegal" - would come out in support (link) of Eliot Spitzer's plan to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens. UPDATE: If you're in NY state, there's a petition - including a printable version - here.

May Day 2007: Peter Prengaman ignores Mexico links - 05/01/07

Peter Prengaman of the AP has a habit of not revealing the material affiliations of those he quotes. The latest instance comes in the much-updated "Protesters Press for Path to Citizenship": ..."If we don't act, then both the Democratic and Republican parties can go back to their comfort zones and do nothing," said Angelica Salas, director of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). "They won't have the courage to resolve a major situation for millions of people." ..."They announced the decision first and then they called us to consult us," said Jorge Mujica, a...

Night of 1,000 Conversations (including 900 Useful Idiots) - 03/23/07

The "Rights Working Group" is trying to organize Moveon-style house parties throughout the U.S. on Thursday, April 5, 2007, supposedly to support due process in our immigration system. In fact, it appears to be a backdoor way to promote immigration "reform", aka a massive amnesty. And, some of the organizers lined up are linked to the Mexican government. Details here: Their "one-pager" ( ; actually a two pager) includes a blurb from the Washington Post propaganda piece "Deporting a Model...

We Are America debates in Chicago - 03/18/07

"We Are America" debates in Chicago/Socialist Worker/Sam Jordan/[[June 9, 2006]]/ link Describes a [[June 4, 2006]] meeting of that the We Are America Alliance in Chicago. Reports that those attending included:

Randal Archibold/NYT: Democratic win could lead to amnesty - 11/10/06

Randal Archibold - frequent co-conspirator with Rachel Swarns on New York Times articles about immigration - offers "Democratic Victory Raises Spirits of Those Favoring Citizenship for Illegal Aliens".

Washington DC illegal immigration march: <5000 show up; Ted Kennedy - 09/08/06

Senator Edward M. Kennedy ("Teddy", "Ted") was one of the featured speakers at yesterday's illegal immigration rally in Washington D.C. It was supposed to be a big deal, with up to 500,000 people expected. Instead, according to the WaPo, less than 5,000 people showed up.

El Cucuy es Raza! (Bustamante, Cedillo, NCLR, voting) - 08/02/06

Popular Spanish-language radio host El Cucuy (real name: Renan Almendarez Coello) is on a 10 city bus tour trying to register members of his audience as voters. He kicked off the campaign in San Jose (California) on Monday, and joining him on his fun bus were Lt. Gov.

May Day illegal immigration march/boycott: the supporters - 04/28/06

Who supports the May 1 illegal immigration boycott and/or the marches on that day? Let's keep track of them in this post. The Democrats in the California state senate support both the march and the boycott. UPDATES --5/2/06:

Yet another illegal alien march against HR 4437 - 02/23/06

This one was on Long Island and featured on the other side: - Luis Valenzuela, executive director of the Long Island Immigrant Alliance, ("an immigrant advocacy group") - Hempstead Village Deputy Mayor Henry Conyers - Edison Severino of the Manhattan-based Local 78 of the Asbestos, Lead and Hazardous Waste Laborers Reporting was by Bart Jones of Newsday. And, they've got a cute new talking point! "We're here on George Wash

Floridians: ask John McCain questions he can't answer! - 02/20/06

From this: [Arizona Sen. John McCain] will be in Miami on Thursday and will promote a business-backed guest worker program and other immigration reforms. The Arizona senator will speak at "town hall" meeting in South Florida sponsored by the New American Opportunity Campaign. That group includes labor unions, business interests, Hispanic groups and other supporters of guest worker program. If you're in Miami, could you please try to attend this event and publicly embarass John McCain by trying to ask him a tough question he can't answer? Unfortunately, the event isn't listed at his site (...

Bart Jones of Long Island Newsday reporting... on media bias? - 07/12/05

Now that's a twist! As previously discussed, Suffolk County (Long Island New York) executive Steve Levy has begun cracking down on clown houses containing dozens of illegal aliens.

N.Y. Daily News, Albor Ruiz: Lying, Misleading, Joking, or Telling the Truth? - 05/22/05

Welcome to the premier edition of "Lying, Misleading, Joking, or Telling the Truth", or LMJOTTT as it shall henceforth be known.

Hats off to the New York Immigration Coalition - 02/26/05

The New York DMV is trying to prevent illegal aliens [1] from getting New York driver's licenses. If you've been reading the New York Times or the New York Daily News or press releases from various organizations, you might have been confused into thinking that they're trying to prevent all immigrants from getting licenses, but that's not true.