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).

Last modified Feb 15, 2011
Discussed in (click each link for the full post):

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...

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.

Halt immigration raids, say local leaders - 04/26/07

Washington Examiner/Scott McCabe/[[April 26, 2007]]/ link

Immigrant Supporters To Counter Bush Speech - 10/07/06

Washington Post/May 15, 2006/Darryl Fears/ link

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,...

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...

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...