CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Millions of Dollars Available To Compensate Former Clients of Shuttered NYC Immigration Services Organizations
This morning the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York immigration Coalition (NYIC) held a briefing to build awareness among immigrant communities for a restitution fund established by New York State. NYLAG is administering the fund.
On a telephonic press conference this afternoon, members of "New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform" (NYRIR), a campaign coordinated by the the New York Immigration Coalition denounced President Obama's delay of executive action on immigration, and discussed plans to respond on behalf of immigrant families and communities in New York.
Puts Politics Over Families, Devastating Immigrant Communities
Today, White House officials informed lawmakers and advocates that President Obama will delay executive action on immigration until after midterm elections, a decision that has caused outrage among immigrant communities and advocates. The decision is a complete reversal of President Obama’s remarks on June 30th where he pledged to take action by the end of the summer.
Multi-Lingual Voter Rights Cards Released for Non-English Native Voters
“New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform” Urge President Obama to Take Immediate Executive Action, Provide Administrative Relief for Immigrants
(New York, NY) Today, New York State released test scores on English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics for students in Grades 3 through 8 for the past school year, showing once again that English Language Learners (ELLs) are lagging far behind. Statewide, only 2.6% of ELLs reached proficiency levels in English Language Arts, and only 11% attained proficiency in Mathematics.
New York Immigration Coalition, Service Providers, and Government Officials Discuss Collaborative Strategy to Meet Needs of Unaccompanied Children
Campaign Calls on President to Make Good on His Remarks to Take Executive Action to End Deportations, Provide Affirmative Relief
At Battery Park this morning, with the Statue of Liberty in the background, dozens of New Yorkers gathered to announce the next phase of the New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Campaign, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition. New York leaders, advocates, and affected individuals gathered to call on President Obama to make good on his remarks to take executive action in his June 30th speech.
Two days after the NYIC and its national partners held massive actions across the country on the National Day to Stop Separating Families, President Obama delivered a candid speech on immigration reform. The President called out Congress for their inaction and stated, “America cannot wait forever for them to act. And that’s why, today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”