CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Public and Private Funding to Increase Access to Needed Services, Including Number of Attorneys Able to Handle Cases and Support Children and Families in the Communities Where They Live
Families, Providers and Advocates Criticize Federal Judge's Temporary Delay of Immigration Relief, Express Confidence in Right to Stay Together
Despite Delay, Coalition Remains Confident in Implementation of Administrative Relief
Immigrant Communities Urge Department of Education to Include Translation and Interpretation Responsibilities in New School Support Structure
The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
“The NYIC congratulates Assemblymember Carl Heastie for his election as Assembly Speaker, and commends him for publically supporting the New York State DREAM Act and calling on its passage in his first public remarks as Speaker today.
Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act creates new protections, rights, and opportunities for immigrant communities and their allies
In a multi-city press event in New York City and Albany, elected officials, legal service providers, and advocates, joined by United States Citizenship and Customs Enforcement (USCIS) and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office convened to discuss and celebrate the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act that goes into effect today.
At a rally today immediately following Governor Cuomo’s State of the State address, over fifty DREAMers and advocates reacted to the Governor’s mention of the New York State DREAM Act in his speech and budget. Advocates from the New York Immigration Coalition noted that the Governor’s inclusion of New York State DREAM (DREAM) is a positive first step to making it a reality.
On Monday, January 12th, New York City launched IDNYC, the nation’s largest municipal ID program, to unprecedented demand.
This week, the New York State Board of Regents took an important step that will allow additional English language learners (ELLs) to graduate from high school.
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).