CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Immigrants, Community Leaders, and Legislators Join Push for Immigrant Equality Agenda
Early Wednesday morning, over two hundred and fifty immigrant farm workers, day laborers, students, family members and supporters converged in Albany for the New York Immigration Coalition’s 17th Annual Immigrant Day of Action.
Thousands of New Yorkers Receive Consular Identity Documents, DACA Information, and Other Integration Services
Groups Demand that He and House Leadership Stop Playing Politics, Move on Immigration Reform
Joins Manhattan DA in Focusing Resources on Combating Immigration Fraud, Providing a Model for Other Das and Enforcement Agencies
The New York Immigration Coalition lauds newly elected Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson’s initiative in creating a critically-needed Immigration Fraud Unit in his office.
Immigration Coalition Responds to the State of the City Address
Today Mayor de Blasio introduced his agenda in his first State of the City address focused on the message of “One New York, Rising Together.” The Mayor proposed initiatives including universal pre-K, affordable housing, quality education, municipal IDs for all NYC residents, a raise in the minimum wage, and ensuring access to affordable health care.
Today, GOP leaders unveiled their framework for immigration reform, which outlines six priorities for reforming the country’s broken immigration system. Provided certain enforcement triggers are met, the proposal would allow people who came to the U.S. as children and meet certain criteria to apply for citizenship but stops short of providing citizenship for all 11 million immigrants living in the shadows. Instead, these individuals, should they meet certain criteria, would be able to remain in the U.S but would not be able to access a special pathway to citizenship.
The following is a joint statement from Claire Sylvan, founding executive director of Internationals Network for Public Schools and Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
Today, on the steps of the New York City Public Library, the New York State Dream Act Coalition (NYSDAC) called on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature to take action and include the New York State (NYS) Dream Act in the 2014 budget. The Dream Act would open New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to all students regardless of their immigration status. It would also allow all New York youth to access 529 tuition savings accounts, and establish a DREAM Fund Commission to raise private funds for a college scholarship program.