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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Today the House of Representatives considered amendments to the $39.7 million spending bill for the U.S Department of Homeland Security. In a GOP-led vote meant to obstruct President Obama’s executive actions to provide immigration relief, anti-immigrant measures were passed to eliminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and strip funding from the administrative relief initiative Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

Monday, January 5, 2015

 Immigrant Community Leaders Demand Action from State Electeds, Announce “2015 Immigrant Equality Agenda” of Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities for 2015 Legislative Session

Thursday, December 4, 2014

(New York, NY) At a press conference at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media today, New York government representatives, community organizations, legal service providers, business leaders and immigrant leaders announced a multi-level coordination plan to help New York immigrants to fully benefit from President Obama's historic announcement of administrative relief for five milli

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
With President Obama set to make an announcement on administrative relief this week, the New York Immigration Coalition and its partners came together at a press conference today to announce preparation plans and discuss the critical need to monitor any rise in immigration fraud during this time.
Thursday, November 13, 2014

 (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.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

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.

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