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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

“The 2018 New York City budget is a step forward for immigrant New Yorkers with the Council and Mayor’s record investment in legal services, along with a major investment in adult literacy. Despite the Mayor’s continued denial of full due process for all immigrants at this time of unprecedented vulnerability, the Council has come through and guaranteed the right to counsel without restriction.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Today, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling blocking President Trump's travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries. In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said:

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Last month, Donald Trump announced his nomination of Lee Francis Cissna, current director of immigration policy at the Department of Homeland Security, to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

 In response to new data released by ICE, the New York Immigration Coalition held a press conference and day of action at City Hall.

Monday, May 22, 2017

 Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced his plan to temporarily extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Haitians by only six months. Tiffany Wheatland-Disu, Community Outreach Manager at the NYIC, responded:

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

According to new data provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), immigration arrests are up nearly 40% since Trump signed an executive order on immigration enforcement, and more than half include people without a criminal record.

In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last week the State Education Department (SED) released its draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. In the draft (page 133), SED commits to creating official engagement guidelines with an emphasis on engaging parents and families of students identified as English Language Learners (ELLs)/Multilingual Learners (MLLs), immigrant, migrant and homeless. The plan also includes a commitment to support schools and districts with engaging all cultures of school communities.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to speak with the Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, about a recent incident in which a federal agent from USCIS visited a public school in Queens. In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Earlier this month Mayor de Blasio unveiled a $16.4 million legal services plan as a part of his executive budget which would provide undocumented immigrants facing deportation and other proceedings legal representation.

The Mayor later revealed that this funding would not be provided for immigrants in removal proceedings who have been convicted of certain crimes.

Monday, May 8, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday, 217-213, to approve the American Health Care Act. The following is a statement from Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

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