CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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.
(New York, NY) Today, several news outlets including the New York Times and Fox News reported that President Obama will act on his promise to provide administrative relief as early as next week. Administrative relief could provide millions of immigrants with the opportunity to temporarily obtain legal work permits and live without fear of deportation.
Dozens of immigrants, family members, advocates, faith and union leaders representing New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform (NYRIR), a campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, held a press conference calling for President Obama to take immediate action and provide broad and bold administrative relief for millions of immigrants around the country. NYRIR members were joined by Congressman Charles Rangel in this urgent call.
(New York, NY) With Election Day less than twenty-four hours away, the Immigrants Vote! Campaign, coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, announced the launch of their Poll Monitoring Project in conjunction with partner agencies to ensure that the rights of New Yorkers at polling booths are protected.
With Election Day growing near, the Immigrants Vote!
In the wake of New York’s first Ebola diagnosis, the New York Immigration Coalition is alarmed by reports of harassment and hate crimes directed at members of West African communities, including the bullying and attacks on two recently-arrived Senegalese teenagers in Staten Island on Friday of last week.