Hispanic Evangelicals and NYC Civic Leaders Announce Community Action to Secure Immigration Reform

Thousands to Gather Saturday to Highlight Impacts of Broken Immigration System on Families




New York, NY

On January 10, 2009, religious leaders and New York City Council members held a large-scale community meeting calling for comprehensive immigration reform. 

Leaders discussed the urgent need to reform our immigration laws. The gathering brought together more than 2,000 members of the local religious community.   This event is part of a series of national events organized by the Hispanic Evangelical community; other events include, Chicago, IL on December 6 and 7, 2008, and Albuquerque, NM on January 17, 2009.


The gathering drew attention to families living in fear of deportation due to our broken immigration system and will feature the testimonies of family members of undocumented immigrants, in addition to a prayer session and petition signing.  Religious leaders and policymakers will called on President Obama to champion comprehensive immigration legislation during his first year and to end the immigration raids that have targeted immigrant workers and their families.


Photos by: Ozzie Fernandez                   

One Comment

  1. my comment to a refrorm goes like this pass the reform let they pay for servieses let they pay for the citizenship let them get green card let them work for 10years them they can collect. I feel that would make our ression over complete.that is a goal to lok forward for the future for our kids and grandkids the reform would build up our ecomy. thats for letting speak a few thouts i have im a citizen and i feel the reform can make a hugh differnt to all of us than you ..from brooklyn.

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