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Thursday, March 30, 2017

In another victory for immigrant communities and advocates, Federal District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawai’i extended his order blocking President Trump’s “Muslim and refugee” ban indefinitely.  Earlier this month, President Trump issued his “Muslim Ban 2.0,” a second attempt at an executive order barring refugee resettlement for up to four months,  stopping travel from six Muslim-majority countries, and limiting the U.S refugee resettlement quota to 50,000 refu

Friday, March 24, 2017

Car seat violation leads to arrest; Police with dogs, batons, pepper spray engage peaceful protester

Last night, the Geneseo Police Department pulled over a car, separating five children from their family, ultimately turning over two mothers and their 12 year old brother to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Friday, March 24, 2017

 Today, Governor Cuomo announced his Liberty Defense Project, a program which proposes to offer pro-bono legal services and other resources to immigrants regardless of their status.

New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director, Steven Choi, released the following statement:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Chancellor Fariña, and Commissioner Agarwal announced new guidance to schools around requests for access to schools and records by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Key provisions of the guidance include: sending the ICE officer outside the school while ICE’s paperwork is checked, requiring the principal to consult with the Senior Field Counsel before responding to ICE, notifying the parent after consulting with the Senior Field Counsel, and requiring judicial warrants as access criteria.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Yesterday, in a narrow 19-17 vote, the U.S. House Budget Committee voted to send the American Health Care Act (AHCA) to the floor of the House of Representatives.

The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

In a decision released earlier today, U.S. federal Judge Derrick Watson ruled to issue a temporary restraining order on President Trump’s second "Muslim ban.” The executive order would have banned travel for individuals from six Muslim-majority countries and halted the country's refugee resettlement program.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The U.S. House Budget Committee is expected to vote this week on the American Health Care Act, the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act.

The following is a statement from Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Monday, March 13, 2017

 In aftermath of Federal Executive Orders on Immigration, New York’s Immigrant Communities Need Services More Than Ever

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Today 30+ organizations and dozens of students launched the College Opportunity and Resource Expansion (CORE)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Today, Donald Trump signed a “Muslim Ban 2.0” executive order targeting travelers and immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen (Iraq was removed from the original list).

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