Arun Venugopal is a reporter and the creator of Micropolis, WNYC’s multi-platform series examining race, sexuality, religion, street life and other issues that define New York City. He has been with the station since 2005, and has covered a wide range of stories, including the death of Sean Bell, the controversy over the Park 51 mosque and community center and Occupy Wall Street .
Advocates Push for Immigration Reform
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Immigration reform has been on the back burner in Congress but a group of New Yorkers wants to end that with a road trip.
The New York Immigration Coalition is organizing a statewide tour to visit towns across the state and pressure politicians to join in their cause.
"As one of the leading gateways in the country for immigration we're really trying to make sure New York is galvanized and ready to mobilize our base to make sure comprehensive immigration reform passes in 2010," says Kevin Kwok, one of the dozen road trippers.
Kwok faults the Obama administration for not pushing for immigration reform.