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Thank You for Making the March 4 Immigrant NY a Success!

Thank you for making The March for Immigrant New York such an amazing success!

On Sunday, December 18th, we saw 3,000 New Yorkers march to stand up for immigrant communities despite a forecast of heavy rain. It was a testament to the beauty and resilience of our diverse communities, who carried a resounding message of hope down the streets of Manhattan from Dag Hammerskjold Plaza to Trump Tower. As we marched on globally recognized International Migrants Day, hundreds of people joined in, to stand with and protect New York’s immigrant communities against anti-immigrant policies, discrimination and hateful attacks. In fact, #ImmigrantNY became Twitter’s number one trending hashtag and was highlighted on Snapchat with its own channel during the march and rally.


The energy, resilience, and love was palpable, and we were reminded once again about the strength and vigor of New Yorkers. Together we said: This is our New York. Our New York is compassionate, inclusive and welcoming in the face of hatred and fear. Our New York is neighbors working together towards a better future for all of us.

Will you help NYIC continue to build a welcoming and just society for all?


A special thank you to Congresswoman Nydia VelazquezCity Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Public Advocate Letitia James for sharing their pledges to protect New York’s immigrants at the rally before the march.

Thank you also to State Senator-elect Marisol AlcantaraAssembly Member Jo Anne SimoneAssembly Member-elect Carmen De La Rosa and Council Members Carlos Menchaca and Ydanis Rodriguez who joined us to support New York’s immigrants, many who feel tremendous fear and uncertainty.

Our humble appreciation to Sara Martinez, an undocumented Brooklyn mother who came to the rally with her 11-year old U.S citizen daughter, Aber Kawas, organizer at Arab American Association of New YorkJung Rae Jang, organizer at MinKwon Center for Community Action, and Bianey Garcia, member of Make the Road New York for sharing their deeply personal stories. Our thanks also to our speakers from Community Voices Heard,Black Alliance for Just Immigration Reform, and the New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform for delivering a message of solidarity across all our movements.

Shout out to our member, Worker Justice Center of New Yorkwho hosted their own echo action in Kingston, New York, that also drew hundreds of people from all over the Hudson Valley.   

And lastly, our deepest gratitude to the 85 sponsoring organizations who spread the word about the march and brought out their communities to stand strong with immigrant New York.


This is just the beginning. In the new year, we’ll continue our plans to protect New York’s immigrants by organizing community town halls, hotlines, informational resources, and more.

Help us keep the momentum going by donating to the NYIC.





Steven Choi

Executive Director

New York Immigration Coalition 


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The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)  is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees. The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.



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