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Fundamental Flaws Loom Large while Secure Communities Task Force focuses on Traffic Violators

Last week, more than 200 law enforcement officials, civil rights organizations, and faith leaders joined together in calling for an immediate halt to DHS’s “Secure” Communities program. The controversial program runs the fingerprints of anyone arrested through a DHS database to determine whether they are deportable, essentially turning local law enforcement officers into ICE agents.

Watch President Obama's Speech at NCLR Live Here

Today, President Obama will be giving a luncheon speech at National Conference of La Raza’s (NCLR) annual conference in Washington, DC.

First half of CA DREAM Act Passes State Senate

Last Thursday, the California legislature passed the first part of the California Dream Act, AB130, which would allow undocumented immigrant youth who qualify for in-state tuition to also be eligible for non-state funded scholarships such as institutional financial aid or private scholarships.

Jose Antonio Vargas Takes on Stephen Colbert

One of our heroes, Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself in a recent New York Times Magazine article as undocumented, made an appearance on the Colbert Report last night.

Photo above: Vargas speaks to Colbert on The Colbert Report

NY State Dropping the Ball on Health Exchanges

The New York State Senate recently failed to pass a health insurance exchange bill (“Dropping the Ball on Health Exchanges,” NY Times, July 11, 2011) that creates an exchange where small businesses and individuals in New York purchase quality, affordable, private insurance. Unlike the current marketplace, the exchange is consumer- friendly. Insurance companies are required to publicize information about their practices, including claims denials and costs to the consumer for out-of-network coverage.

Lamar Smith's Got It Wrong

No disrespect intended, but what universe does Congressman Lamar Smith inhabit? In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Cong. Smith asserts, “Over the last year, the Obama administration has ignored the will of Congress and the American people by using executive branch authority to allow illegal immigrants to remain living and working in the United States.”

Coalition Hits the Streets

Last Thursday, in the heat of a New York City summer’s day, staff and volunteers from the New York Immigration Coalition, its member organizations, and other partners, armed with clipboards and pens, stopped to talk to passers-by and get signatures for the Coalition’s ‘With the Stroke of a Pen’ campaign.

Join Our Conversation: Welcome to the NYIC’s blog!

Today, we are extremely excited to share with you the New York Immigration Coalition’s brand new blog, a place we hope will be a hub for conversations and news around immigrant issues in New York and beyond! The NYIC has been sparking conversations—and making sure immigrant voices are included in public policy debates--for over two decades.

In case you missed it, check out the New York Times article published on December 8th about the New York Immigration Coalition and our member groups' outreach work to support New Yorkers who may be eligible for deferred action...

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Written by Venus Bermudez, Legal Fellow, New York Immigration Coalition

Nearing two months since the Bohol earthquake and one month since Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan consecutively hit the...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 4 years 19 weeks ago

Today, in solidarity with the D.C. fasters who have reached their 22nd day of fasting, I joined nineteen other members of the New York Immigration Coalition in a 24-hour fast for immigrant families. Our message is simple and is echoed by fasters across the...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 4 years 20 weeks ago

Today is the 16th day of the “Fast for Families” in Washington D.C, where dozens are fasting day and night, abstaining from all food – except water – in an effort to appeal to John Boehner and his colleagues to pass true immigration reform.

Among the fasters was New York Immigration Coalition board member, S.J Jung of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, who fasted for nine days until...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 4 years 21 weeks ago

This week I began a fast for immigration reform.  I am joining in solidarity the Fast4Families, an effort led by national immigrant, labor, and faith leaders who will be fasting together on Capitol Hill in a moving effort to appeal to those in Congress who continue to block reform with a pathway to citizenship.


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On Thursday, November 14th at 2PM, the NYIC is Talking Transition

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Read More | written by thanuy | created 4 years 23 weeks ago

There's been a lot of buzz about a giant tent being constructed on Varick and Canal St. "What's it for?" a lot of people have been asking, but lips remained sealed until today. Welcome to Talking Transitionan open conversation about the future of New York City. Join New Yorkers...

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Read More | written by thanuy | created 4 years 24 weeks ago

On the morning October 29th, ten New Yorkers (advocates, religious leaders, immigrants) risked arrest while blocking traffic outside the Varick St. Detention Center. Capping off a month of renewed momentum around immigration reform, a diverse crowd of nearly 100 New Yorkers rallied outside the Varick St. Detention Center and supported the group of ten protesters willing to risk arrest. Chanting, singing, and waving signs, the protesters raised their voices against the continued...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 4 years 25 weeks ago

[Photo Above] Thousands of people gathered at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn to rally for immigrant dignity and respect. The time is now!!!

On October 5th, New York was happening! And YOU made it happen!


Read More | written by thanuy | created 4 years 28 weeks ago
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