Nearly two dozen City Council Members joined a press conference yesterday afternoon to denounce Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law and to call for the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. The conference was organized by Speaker Quinn, and Council Members Viverito, Dromm and Rodriguez, together with the New York Immigration Coalition.
Later, at the Stated Meeting, the Council adopted a resolution introduced by Melissa earlier this month in support of comprehensive immigration reform.
During the press conference, Melissa echoed her calls for a boycott of Arizona in response to this anti-immigrant law, as well as for the Department of Justice to do an expedited study of the law to determine its legality.
Tomorrow, thousands of immigrants will rally in Lower Manhattan for immigration reform. We hope you will join us at 11:00 a.m. at Foley Square (click here for a map).