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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.

All of you have been so extremely supportive of the New York Immigration Coalition this year and you have followed us and liked us and spread information about our work, and for that we are so very grateful! 

As the year comes to a close, we ask you to help us do two more things:

1) Donate any amount big or small to help NYIC gear up for 2013!...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 13 weeks ago

Dear Friends,

Two weeks ago, we offered a job to Max Ahmed, a young man about to graduate from college. Not a remarkable thing, necessarily; Max is bright and personable; he had participated in a leadership-development program at the NYIC last spring and has continued volunteering with us ever since.

But when he began the program with us, we never...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 13 weeks ago

Towards the end of October, The New York Immigration Coalition, in partnership with the Fund for Public Advocacy, announced that we are now accepting applications for the 2013 DREAM Fellowship Program....

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In response to advocacy by a diverse coalition of groups, Governor Cuomo announced late this afternoon that all New Yorkers would be able to vote by paper ballot (known as an affidavit ballot) at any polling place in the state, and that all such ballots would be counted.

The Governor’s announcement came two days after the New York Immigration Coalition, together...
Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 19 weeks ago



Thursday, October 18!

The Economy vs. Immigration: What Will


Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 23 weeks ago

The NYIC is so proud of one of our Spring 2012 DREAM Fellows and NYIC education intern, Max Ahmed, who presented testimony to the City Council's joint hearing of the Education and Immigration Committees on Thursday, September 27th! Check out his testimony below!

September 27, 2012
City Council Testimony...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 25 weeks ago

In mid-August, Breakthrough, an organization that uses multimedia, pop culture, and community engagement to raise awareness about human rights issues, launched an online campaign called #ImHERE to bring global attention and to support human rights for immigrant women. When Breakthrough launched the campaign,...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 25 weeks ago

Friends of the NYIC, we want to hear from you!

Journalists at ABC and Univision are working on an article about which term people without status in the U.S. would prefer be used in the media and are looking to hear from immigrant without status. If you would like to help...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 25 weeks ago

The National Immigrant Integration Conference 2012 is the flagship event of the National Partnership for New Americans, a national multiethnic, multiracial partnership of state-wide, immigrant rights coalitions, of which the New York...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 28 weeks ago

Dear friends,

Do you want to be part of an historic moment? Tens of thousands of young people all around the country are lining up to learn how the Obama Administration's new policy can protect them from deportation and allow them to work. Under the policy, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), certain immigrant youth who came to the United States as children will be granted a two-year reprieve...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 30 weeks ago
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