... guard brutality. Joining the New York Immigration Coalition and Make the Road New York, Bill de Blasio demanded a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into allegations of abuse at private immigrant detention facilities contracted by the federal government. He also called for the termination of contracts with any company found to have mistreated immigrant detainees.
... and Chung Wa Hong  of the New York Immigration Coalition. See the links for more on them.
Note that Serrano is all about the "community", by which he means Hispanics. In his tweet commending Cuomo , Serrano used the "latism" tag which indicates pan-Hispanic solidarity.
UPDATE: In an 80s flashback, I originally referred to "Mario Cuomo" as making the decision. In fact, his son Andrew Cuomo...
... 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 immigration reform. We won't be appeased with token gestures. We're...
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: reformimmigrationforamerica.org. A surprising variety of amnesty hacks this side of raving extremist (or thereabouts) is involved with their organization; see [...
... 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: Albor Ruiz informs us (link) that Kirsten Gillibrand dropped by their event...
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...
... met with Chung Wha Hong of the New York Immigration Coalition on Monday and expressed regret and admitted that some of her votes were wrong and then agreed to the following demands:
A moratorium on government raids until Congress approves comprehensive immigration reform.
Clearing the backlog of entry applications that have forced immigrant families to wait years to be reunited with relatives...
* Chung Wa Hong, of the New York Immigration Coalition finds Gilibrand's positions "deeply troubling" and NYS Assemblyman Peter Rivera says they "border on xenophobia" ("Gillibrand’s immigration backlash" by Rick Karlin of the Times Union, link).
* Sam Udani (publisher of the Immigration Daily newspaper) and Deborah Notkin (former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association...
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. Since there are so many groups, the full roster is here. The main groups are listed...
... 18th Floor ~ New York, NY 10004
New York Immigration Coalition
137-139 25th Street, 12th Floor ~ New York, NY 10001
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Raquel Batista, Executive Director
665 West 182nd Street, 1st Floor ~ New York, NY 10033
Queers for Economic Justice
16 West 32nd Street, Suite 10 H ~ New York, NY 10001
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...
... Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition, saying:
"He has crossed the line to the other side, letting his good name be used to promote an anti-immigrant, junk security measure in the Real ID."
Here are some details on the tiers:
A lower-level license for driving and state ID purposes will be available to illegal aliens and citizens. The license will carry the words "Not...
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.
... Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition... That plan would grant illegal immigrants three-year work visas for $3,500 but also require them to return home to apply for U.S. residency and pay a $10,000 fine. It has been roundly criticized by immigrant groups... Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean called the bill "insane" because it would require many illegal immigrants to...
... Rights (CA) - Arnoldo Garcia
17. New York Immigration Coalition (NY) - Avideh Moussavian
18. Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PA) - Regan Cooper
19. South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow (MD) - Deepa Iyer
20. Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TN) - Stephen Fotopulos
21. United Farm Workers Foundation (CA) - Oscar Gonzalez
22. University of New Mexico, School...
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".
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.
... Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition.
Perdue Farms will close six of their 14 plants.
Gallo Wines is giving its 150 employees the day off
Greg Schirf, owner of Wasatch Beers in Utah, said that when some of his Latino employees sheepishly asked if they could take off Monday, he responded: "How about this? We'll just take a company holiday. We'll call it 'Latino...
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...
For instance, the far-left New York Immigration Coalition  has a page  discussing this issue. Only one sentence on that page makes an oblique reference to this being an issue of legal vs. illegal: The law does NOT say that immigration status is a requirement for drivers' licenses. Everywhere else on that page it just uses some variant of "immigrant" to describe those affected by the...