Steven Choi is the Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition – a pan-immigrant umbrella group in New York State with nearly 200 member organizations.
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Tuesday, November 06, 2018
In Trump’s Hands, the Census Becomes a Weapon
Almost a decade ago, I ran the Minkwon Center for Community Action, a grassroots organization serving the Korean-American community in Queens. Getting immigrants to participate in the 2010 census was one of our top priorities. Why? Because I knew we could use the census to build power for our...
Saturday, July 18, 2015
A Year Since Eric Garner's Death: Policing, Black Lives Matter, and Immigrant Rights
One year ago, Staten Island resident Eric Garner was killed by a New York police officer who put him in a chokehold. In a cell phone video of the incident that went viral, you can see and hear Eric Garner yelling "I can't breathe." Three weeks later on August 9th, 2014, an unarmed black teenager...