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Monday, June 25, 2012

Immigrant Communities Renew Call for Immigration Reform and National Voter Mobilization Campaign

Photo above: Jacki Esposito, Director of Immigration Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition makes remarks in front of 26 Federal Plaza on the Supreme Court's decision on SB1070. To her left is Congressman Jerrold Nadler and to her right, Councilman Daniel Dromm.

Friday, June 15, 2012

A struggle that began more than a decade ago with the introduction of the Dream Act in Congress took a major turn today with the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security would provide relief from deportation for certain young people who were brought to the United States as children. Those who meet the eligibility requirements will receive deferred action for two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Department of Homeland Security Announces May 15th S-Comm Activation

Secure Communities, the widely discredited Department of Homeland Security program that requires states to identify immigrants for deportation, is expected to be activated across New York State, including in New York City, on May 15.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Groups Renew Calls for Immediate Termination of the Program
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Immigrant Community, Clergy, and Civil Rights Leaders Stand Against Discrimination as  Court Considers AZ’s SB1070 Law

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Few See Relief from Deportation

New statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show that immigration officials have not evenly applied new enforcement guidelines in deportation cases, seriously jeopardizing the Obama Administration’s plan to suspend deportation proceedings for immigrants with strong ties to the communities.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One year ago, on February 28, 2011, Jesus Martinez, a resident of Lynden, WA, called 911 to request medical attention for his son Alex. Within an hour, U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officers had killed Alex, firing 13 shots at him.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
NYIC joins over 50 Organizations across the country demanding changes in Border Patrol

For the first time, northern border states have united to urge the Department of Homeland Security to reform the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and to call on the Department of Justice to close loopholes in the Racial Profiling Guidance that allow racial and religious profiling in border communities.

Friday, January 6, 2012
DHS Announces Proposed Change to 3- or 10-Year Bar Waiver Processing

The administration announced today a proposal that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to process waivers inside the United States for certain immigrant visa applicants so that the applicants can remain united with their families. The proposed procedure is not expected to go into effect for at least several months.


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