Wednesday, April 21, 2010

There's work to do

Thanks so much to everyone who came out Thursday night for the meeting in Queens. Sen. Schumer's message was clear; there's work to do. posted on the evening of the meeting. Read the blog post here.

Sen. Schumer gave a wonderful injection of spirit to the 350 strong meeting as he pledged "We're not giving up on immigration reform.

His surprise visit to the meeting was in an effort to rally much needed support. He explained that the effort needs another Republican backer in the Senate.

"But," he said, "that's why we need your help."

"We're about ready to go...We're not there yet but we're getting there."

The Irish Echo newspaper also published an article this week summarizing the evening. To read the article click

Schumer proposes to have a comprehensive immigration reform bill ready for congressional debate by May 1.

He insisted that he is committed to a comprehensive immigration reform “with every atom in my body,” to getting “a strong comprehensive immigration reform bill through this year.”

“I believe in this cause; we’re going to get this immigration bill done.”

Bruce Morrison described Senator Schumer as being a super campaign leader but also said “he’s not God, he needs us.”

Later on this afternoon the Irish Echo also posted a blog on the possibility of a “May Surprise”.

One message that was clear is that politicians need our support to keep pushing for a comprehensive immigration reform.

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