CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
At a rally today immediately following Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, over fifty DREAMers and advocates reacted to the Governor’s mention of the New York State DREAM Act in his speech and budget. Advocates noted that while the Governor’s inclusion of New York State DREAM (DREAM) is a positive first step to making it a reality, they were disappointed by the proposed linkages to education tax credits for private schools.
On Monday, January 12th, New York City launched IDNYC, the nation’s largest municipal ID program, to unprecedented demand.
This week, the New York State Board of Regents took an important step that will allow additional English language learners (ELLs) to graduate from high school.
Today the House of Representatives considered amendments to the $39.7 million spending bill for the U.S Department of Homeland Security. In a GOP-led vote meant to obstruct President Obama’s executive actions to provide immigration relief, anti-immigrant measures were passed to eliminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and strip funding from the administrative relief initiative Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
Immigrant Community Leaders Demand Action from State Electeds, Announce “2015 Immigrant Equality Agenda” of Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities for 2015 Legislative Session
(New York, NY) At a press conference at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media today, New York government representatives, community organizations, legal service providers, business leaders and immigrant leaders announced a multi-level coordination plan to help New York immigrants to fully benefit from President Obama's historic announcement of administrative relief for five milli
El Departamento de Salud del Estado de NY Lanza la Versión en Español del Sitio de Internet y la Aplicación Mercado
NYS Department of Health Rolls Out Spanish Version of Marketplace Application and Website
On Wednesday, December 3rd, the New York Immigration Coalition and the CUNY Graduate Center held the Voices of the New New York Forum, bringing together leaders in government, the labor movement, the non-profit sector, and academic institutions to share best practices and lessons learned from the 2014 elections.
Tonight at 8pm EST, President Obama announced from the White House that he will finally take steps to fix the nation’s broken immigration system, following Congressional inaction. Tonight’s announcement comes after years of unrelenting advocacy from immigrant families, grassroots organizations, the faith and labor community, and countless other advocates and allies in a strong and united immigrant rights movement.