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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

(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:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Multi-Lingual Voter Rights Cards Released for Non-English Native Voters

Monday, February 10, 2014
 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.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

 Immigrant Community Leaders Demand Action from Governor Cuomo, Announce “2014 Immigrant Equality Agenda” of Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities for 2014 Legislative Session

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

“The New York Immigration Coalition is very excited to welcome the election of the first Latina City Council Speaker in New York City history, Melissa Mark-Viverito!

“As a City Council member, Ms. Mark-Viverito has been a tireless champion of the immigrant communities of New York, and we look forward to working with her on future initiatives to make New York City (NYC) the most welcoming city for immigrants in the United States.

Monday, November 4, 2013

On the eve of New York City’s general elections, advocates and leaders from New York’s diverse immigrant communities flooded the steps of City Hall to announce a “Top 10 Wish List” of priorities for New York’s next Mayor. New York is home to more than three million immigrants, who make up 1 out of 3 New Yorkers and more than half of the City’s workforce.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Candidates Offer Pro-Immigrant Budget and Policy Campaign Promises to Compete for the Immigrant Vote

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
150 Community Leaders and Advocates Unveil Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities, Joined by NYS Ed Commissioner John King, Deputy Secretary Alphonso David, and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Taskforce