NYIC- The New York Immigration Coalition – advocates for illegal trespassers, announced on January 5, 2015, outside NY City Hall, that their first priority was to push passage of the New York State DREAM Act.
NY-ICE was also there on this blustery, very cold day. Illegals are Illegals and should be deported. Our laws enforced.
But, the main reason we were there was to the hear the NYIC speakers promoting Illegal Immigration aka Trespassing and their predictable and offensive reasons why our Immigration Laws are to be ignored and no longer enforced.
“Education shouldn’t be a privilege, it’s a right for all students,” said Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York.“ She claims that “Last year, an unprecedented number of child refugees from Central America crossed the border into the United States, many of them fleeing gang violence in their home countries.
Steve Choi, Executive Director of NYIC, was joined by State Senator Liz Krueger ( 28th District), Grace Shim, Exec Dir of MinKwon were amongst a few others who spoke and are posted in the videos at the end of this article.“Passage of the Dream Act, along with other assistance, would “support and empower the immigrant families and communities that want to add their contribution to the mosaic that is New York state,” said Choi. “We can do that this year.”
Camille Mackler , director of legal initiatives for NYIC, is a legal advisor who helps illegals get around our immigration laws. She informs us that, ” Of the over 56,000 children who were able to find U.S. sponsors, 6,277 were released to sponsors in New York State, according to the latest statistics collected by the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement. That makes New York the state with the second highest number of unaccompanied minors, behind Texas.”
“Advocates will lobby for more money to support local school districts that provide these children with education—especially in Long Island and Westchester County, where resources for immigrants are scarce.”
“They also want to ensure that the children get legal representation during deportation hearings, and access to mental health services to help them recover from the trauma of their past experiences.”
“Once we have paid for their mental health care and legal aide” Camille Mackler insists these illegals – these children (as she repeated over and over) will “will grow up and they will lead our stock exchanges, they will walk in the halls of our capitals in Albany and Washington D.C. and they will be our next great musicians and great actors.”
Also, speaking to the reporters was Valeria Treves – Executive Director New Immigrant Executive Community Empowerment (NICE)
Treves read the list of “other goals advocates hope to achieve: providing drivers’ licenses to all New York residents, regardless of status; passing a farm workers’ bill of rights that guarantees the right to overtime pay, fair wages and collective bargaining; and introducing legislation to limit collaboration between local law enforcement and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement), the federal agency in charge of deportations.
FYI: the city recently passed a bill that prohibits ICE from detaining illegal immigrants without a federal judge’s warrant, no such bill exists at the state level.
From TSM: None if this is new information. We hear these same goals from NYIC year after year. And since they appeared to be speaking to their own media-friendly cameras (mostly Spanish stations and Asian reporters) perhaps this press conference won’t have much of an impact.
Even so, the possibility that this DREAM could deliver all of these freebees, is creeping forward, nurtured by Obama and his fellow travelers, including the current Mayor of NYC, Red Bill DeBlasio and his partner-in-crime, Melissa Mark-Viverito, NY City Council Speaker. The NY City Council is there to HELP the illegals. NYC- a Sanctuary City where Illegals are Welcomed.
The only good immigration laws in America are NO Immigration Laws … for the citizens of South and Central America, that is.
The rest of you, GET BACK IN LINE!
I will let the (6) short videos speak for themselves.