2002 PRESS RELEASES, ADVISORIES AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS

COMMISSION HEARS FROM NYC IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY LEADERS ON EDUCATION, VOTING, LABOR, AND POST-9/11 CONCERNS

MONTHLY MEETING:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2002, 8:30 A.M.
BROOKLYN MARRIOTT
333 ADAMS STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11201

(Washington, DC) The local impact of recent federal actions on immigrant communities will be explored at the December 13 meeting of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Immigrant Issues Emerging from the 107th Congress and Recent Executive Actions & Judicial Decisions will be addressed by leaders from the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the New York Immigration Coalition, and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Presenters from NYU School of Law's Migration Policy Institute, Asian Americans for Equality, the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Coney Island Avenue Project will focus on Post-9/11 Civil Rights Issues and Disaster Relief Benefits Concerns.

Commissioners also will be briefed on recent activities and civil rights developments in New York State.

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