LatinoJustice PRLDEF Joins Immigration Experts, Advocates, and Community Members Analyze Immigration Reform Proposals from the Senate and the White House

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19, 2013

CONTACT: John Garcia, Director of Communications, 212-739-7513, 917-673-9095 or

New York, NY – New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a new statewide campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition and endorsed by labor, faith, grassroots and immigrant leaders and organizations from across the state, will host a roundtable on the current proposals for reform. Leading immigrant rights advocates and policy experts will discuss reforms being considered by Congress and the President and will outline the measures that must be included in any meaningful comprehensive immigration reform bill..

What: Briefing for Members of the Media regarding Senate and White House Immigration Reform Proposals

When: Wednesday, February 20, 11:30 AM

Where: 32BJ SEIU, 25 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Who: Shirley Adelbol – 32BJ SEIU
Juan Cartagena – LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Chung-Wha Hong – Moderator; New York Immigration Coalition
Angie Kim – MinKwon Center for Community Action
Mae Lee – Chinese Progressive Association
Michael Mandel – New York Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association
Rachel B. Tiven, Esq – Immigration Equality
Valeria Treves – New Immigrant Community Empowerment Lucy Tzunun – Make the Road New York
Pat Young – New York State Immigrant Action Fund, CARECEN

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