CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
(New York, NY) At PS24 in Sunset Park on Sunday, close to three hundred immigrant community members lined up to apply for consular identification cards and passports and receive a range of services.
(New York, NY) The New York Immigration Coalition expressed concern and outrage at the series of anti-Islam advertisements due to appear on 100 city buses in New York City. The ad campaign, which is scheduled to run for four weeks, was paid for by the "American Freedom Defense Initiative". The NYIC stands with our member groups representing Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities to say that we will not tolerate hate and bigotry.
The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
“Big, Bold Relief Starts With Our Votes” Says Immigrant Advocates
Significant New Benefits Available for All New Yorkers & Immigrant Residents
Announcement comes two-days after meeting with immigrant families and advocates in Detroit
Anti-fraud Efforts Complement New Legislation signed by Governor Cuomo to protect immigrants
Data Reveals Naturalizing Only Half of Eligible Americans Would Lead to Multibillion-dollar gains in Largest Cities
Millions of Dollars Available To Compensate Former Clients of Shuttered NYC Immigration Services Organizations
This morning the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York immigration Coalition (NYIC) held a briefing to build awareness among immigrant communities for a restitution fund established by New York State. NYLAG is administering the fund.
On a telephonic press conference this afternoon, members of "New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform" (NYRIR), a campaign coordinated by the the New York Immigration Coalition denounced President Obama's delay of executive action on immigration, and discussed plans to respond on behalf of immigrant families and communities in New York.
Puts Politics Over Families, Devastating Immigrant Communities
Today, White House officials informed lawmakers and advocates that President Obama will delay executive action on immigration until after midterm elections, a decision that has caused outrage among immigrant communities and advocates. The decision is a complete reversal of President Obama’s remarks on June 30th where he pledged to take action by the end of the summer.