Posts Tagged as ‘Ellis Island’

breakthrough beat: America 2049 special agent (who is also our summer intern) on the history of Ellis Island and July 4th

Post written by Breakthrough’s summer intern, Maya Bhattacharjee At the end of last week, members of the Breakthrough team visited Ellis Island for an interactive tour for the final level of our human rights Facebook game, America 2049. (But remember, though it was the last level of our launch, the game lives on Facebook and may [...]

June 30, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Our journey through the immigration system at Ellis Island

From Breakthrough’s media intern, Priya Shah: After covering the need for immigration reform in our blog posts, campaigns, and videos, we decided to take a field trip through immigration history and the system, as it stood many years ago.  On Wednesday, Breakthrough’s staff took a field trip to the Statue of Liberty and to Ellis [...]

July 30, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Post Obama’s speech and before the 4th, recognize today’s addition of 150 citizens

Yesterday, we covered Obama’s immigration speech to Congress. Today, newspapers are acknowledging 150 people becoming U.S. citizens at a ceremony on Ellis Island. The media further reports that across the country, 3,800 people are becoming naturalized citizens this holiday weekend. As we celebrate our nation’s independence, we should remember our first immigrants. Many had the [...]

July 2, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Take a road trip for immigrant rights

From our Restore Fairness blog:   New York City is gearing up for immigration reform so make sure you don’t get left behind. Starting this week, calendars are marked with events to mobilize our elected officials behind immigration reform in 2010. As we speak, a group of dedicated advocates, students and volunteers are kicking off [...]

February 17, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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