NATIONAL MEDIA CONTACT:
Brahmani Houston, New America Media
415-503-4170
bhouston@newamericamedia.org

DC MEDIA CONTACT:
Marion Steinfels, Dewey Square Group
202-879-5594
msteinfels@deweysquare.com

For Immediate Release:
March 23, 2006

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

LEGAL IMMIGRANTS WEIGH IN ON IMMIGRATION REFORM
IN NATIONAL MULTILINGUAL POLL
 
    

WHAT: For the first time ever, legal immigrants in the United States will have a chance to weigh in on the immigration debate roiling the country. New America Media’s national survey of 800 legal immigrants from more than 40 countries will reveal their concerns about the current immigration debate, the effect of that debate on their lives, and what immigration reform policies they support.

The survey was conducted between February 24, 2006 and March 21, 2006 in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Hindi and Haitian Creole.

WHEN: 
Press conference - 10:30 am, Tuesday March 28, 2006

Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC
RSVP online or call 202-741-6246

If your news organization would like to review results with lead-time, please contact us for available survey information and interviews with poll co-sponsors.  Interviews with more than 200 poll respondents who have agreed to talk to reporter also available.

WHO: New America Media is a nationwide association of ethnic news organizations founded by the non-profit Pacific News Service. NAM’s goal is to promote the editorial visibility and economic viability of this critical sector of American journalism as a way to build inclusive public discourse in our increasingly diverse, global society.

This poll was co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress and
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund.

SPECIAL THANKS:        
NAM receives generous support from a number of national and California foundations, including Open Society Institute, The California Wellness Foundation, The California Endowment, The San Francisco Foundation, Ford Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, The Carnegie Corporation, Rosenberg Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, John S. & James L. Knight Foundation, Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, McCormick Tribune Foundation, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Community Technology Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, the Walter & Elise Haas Fund and the Overbrook Foundation. Chinese American Voter Education Committee has been a longtime polling collaborator.





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