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10/31/2015 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

Examining the State of Immigration in New York

On October 29th, Shena Elrington, CPD’s Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice Policy, participated in a BRIC TV town hall meeting, Breaking Down the Walls: Brooklyn #BHeard on Immigration. Along with fellow panelists and advocates, including NYC Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, Linda Sarsour of the Arab American Association, NYU Law Professor Alina Das, and BuzzFeed immigration reporter Adrian Carrasquillo, Shena discussed some of the most pressing challenges and opportunities facing immigrants in New York and beyond. During the discussion, panelists debunked pervasive myths about immigrants, commented on the future of comprehensive immigration reform, advocated for innovative strategies for building inclusive communities locally, and issued a call to action for broad-based engagement of diverse immigrant communities and communities of color moving forward. To see the full video of the event, click here.