CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Graduation rates released today reveal that the future of New York State’s English language learners (ELLs) is in jeopardy. These students – many of whom are newcomers from every corner of the globe with enormous potential - continue to lag far behind their English speaking peers with an achievement gap of 47 percentage points. While there has been a slow but steady improvement in graduation rates for many students, and noteworthy improvement for many students in New York City, that is not the case for students who are still learning English.
New Law Provide Protections for Immigrants
The New York Immigration Coalition applauds the passage of the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act (IASEA) this week by the New York State Assembly and Senate. The IASEA imposes critical requirements on individuals and organizations that seek to provide services to immigrants.
Specifically, the Act:
Business Leaders, Board of Regents, Students, and Advocates Stress that All Sectors Will Benefit
(New York, NY) Today the New York State Senate legislative session ended with no new outcome on the New York State DREAM Act, legislation that if passed would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid.
Legal Service Providers Discuss Roots, Challenges, and Action Required to Address Growing Humanitarian Crisis and What It Means for New York
Coalition Says Laws Must Be Updated to Stop Family Separation
300 Advocates, Legal Service Providers, and Community Members Join Launch of the New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium
Across the Country, Advocates Remind Congressional Representatives a Vote on Immigration Reform is Imperative
Rep. Steve King Amendment Passes House; Targets DREAMers, Workers, Families
**Under STOP SEPARATING FAMILIES Campaign, Nationwide Coalition of Immigrant-Rights Organizations Set June 28 as Deadline for Action from Congressional Republicans on Immigration; Call for President Obama to Act Immediately**
New Initiatives Proposed to Inform the Uninsured About New Insurance Options and How to Access Care, Enhance Workforce Diversity, Promote Community-Based Health Planning, and Improve the Health of Child-Bearing Women