CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Rally, Town Hall, and Trainings Happen Across New York State
As the City Council acknowledges the success of the first Student Voter Registration Day (SVRD) pilot program today, the SVRD Coalition calls on the New York City Department of Education to make the initiative a permanent citywide program in New York.
Black immigrant and African-American organizations and leaders call for prompt passage of the New York DREAM Act and highlight the often-overlooked struggles of black immigrants.
Today, organizations representing Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and Afro-Latinos came together with African-American leaders for the “Black Communities for the DREAM” rally at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building.
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) applauds the release of an important new report from the Office of the New York City Comptroller forecasting the impact of millions of dollars of impending federal cuts to hospitals in NYC. New York City’s immigrant communities depend on the New York City’s public hospital system, the Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), for preventive, primary, and specialty care.
Advocates and Researchers Release Recommendations for Improving Services for Undocumented Immigrants in Advance of NYC Mayor’s Report on Immigrant Health Access
On the day that a Federal appeals court began considering whether President Obama’s executive actions can move forward, the New York Immigration Coalition announced the launch of a new training initiative around administrative relief for community-based nonprofits, government agencies, and schools. The training, which focused on how to help immigrant communities members prepare for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, was held while the U.S.
The New York Immigration Coalition applauds the introduction of Int. No. 746 yesterday in the New York City Council, a bill aimed at toughening requirements on businesses and providers that provide immigrant services in New York City to ensure that they cannot mislead consumers into accepting fraudulent immigration legal assistance.
White House Task Force on New Americans addresses key stakeholder recommendations, calls for proactive, innovative policies to support immigrant integration, build citizenship services and foster a welcoming atmosphere for all New Americans
Today, the New York Immigration Coalition expressed profound disappointment that the New York State DREAM Act would be taken out of the New York State 2015-2016 budget. When reports last week indicated that the DREAM Act would be likely taken out of the budget, the NYIC advocated fervently for its inclusion in order to provide critical college tuition assistance for youth, including more than 4,000 undocumented students who graduate from New York's high schools each year.
Successful Initiative by Coalition, City Council, Consulates, and Partners Has Provided Thousands with Identity Documents, Workshops, and Legal Services