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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
NEW YORK - The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), MPower Change, and Strong Economy for All held a rally in Washington Square Park on Thursday evening against the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay on the Muslim Ban and the GOP Tax Bill, while urging Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act before the budget.
 
The rally began at Washington Square Park, followed by a march to 26 Federal Plaza. Hundreds of people gathered to stand up against President Trump’s regressive policies on immigrants and working people, and to demand action.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

+ Legal Analysis Of Ban 3.0 and Future Circuit Court Decisions

Monday, December 4, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Late into the night on Friday, December 1st, the U.S. Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate tax bill and the House-version now head into conference committee before landing on the President’s desk.

Monday, December 4, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - In response to 

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Friday, December 1, 2017
NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday November 30th, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new guidelines and FAQs for re-submitting some of the previously rejected DACA renewal applications. 
 
Monday, November 27, 2017
LI Law Enforcement Program Appears to Profile Immigrants
 
NEW YORK, NY– The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) has filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) to multiple federal and state agencies for documents relating to Operation Matador, an ICE program that partners with federal and local law enforcement to target gang members. 
 
Monday, November 20, 2017
Over 5,000 Haitians with Temporary Protected Status Live In New York
 
NEW YORK, NY – This evening, the Trump Administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians living in the U.S. This decision affects 50,000 people, including approximately 5,200 individuals in New York. The Administration has granted an 18 month grace period for this decision to take effect, with the program officially ending in July 2019. 
 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Advocates, community organizers, and faith leaders sign open letter condemning anti-immigrant 287(g) program as wasteful, unsafe
 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a tax reform bill that will drive up the federal deficit and ultimately open the door to massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. The bill represents an immediate threat to middle and low income New Yorkers, and immigrant communities in particular.
 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Last night, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reversed its prior decision and agreed to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients whose applications were mailed on time but not delivered to USCIS until after the October 5th Deadline, to re-file with proof of their initial mailing. 
 
In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement:
 

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