Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The U.S. Senate Comprehensive Immigration Reform (“CIR”) Proposal was the topic of strategy and advocacy session attended by Don Bosco Workers, Inc. at Yonkers Riverfront Library on April 25, 2013. Speakers from the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Hispanic Federation and the New York Immigrant Coalition briefed immigrant service groups on the strengths and weaknesses of the legislation. Jose Calderon, Hispanic Federation President, urged all immigrant service providers to begin to plan how they will bring their communities into the new law. “A path to citizenship for the undocumented immigrant is of no value if he or she does not know how to follow the path.” Sponsors of the event said that while the public has become more receptive to the reform, we must continue to advocate for its passage since the timeline is short. Full text of the U.S. Senate bill at:

Summary Chart of Paths To Citizenship in the CIR Bills
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Chart

“The Don Bosco Hiring center gives me the daily opportunity to find work that pays a fair wage. As a member of the Don Bosco Workers Inc, I am part of a community of workers concerned with making a living wage and overcoming barriers to my participation in society, including jobs, affordable housing and the opportunity for US citizenship.”