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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Monday, November 27, 2017
LI Law Enforcement Program Appears to Profile Immigrants
 
NEW YORK, NY– The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) has filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) to multiple federal and state agencies for documents relating to Operation Matador, an ICE program that partners with federal and local law enforcement to target gang members. 
 
Monday, November 20, 2017
Over 5,000 Haitians with Temporary Protected Status Live In New York
 
NEW YORK, NY – This evening, the Trump Administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians living in the U.S. This decision affects 50,000 people, including approximately 5,200 individuals in New York. The Administration has granted an 18 month grace period for this decision to take effect, with the program officially ending in July 2019. 
 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Advocates, community organizers, and faith leaders sign open letter condemning anti-immigrant 287(g) program as wasteful, unsafe
 
Friday, November 17, 2017
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a tax reform bill that will drive up the federal deficit and ultimately open the door to massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. The bill represents an immediate threat to middle and low income New Yorkers, and immigrant communities in particular.
 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Last night, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reversed its prior decision and agreed to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients whose applications were mailed on time but not delivered to USCIS until after the October 5th Deadline, to re-file with proof of their initial mailing. 
 
In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement:
 
Friday, November 10, 2017
NYIC and Legal Aid Society Files Joint FOIA For Correspondence between USCIS, USPS, DHS
 
NEW YORK, NY– Several DACA recipients who filed applications for renewal well in advance of the October 5th deadline have been erroneously denied for allegedly missing that deadline. 
 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
New Agenda for New York to Reclaim National Leadership Role for Immigrants
 
NEW YORK, NY–  This morning, the New York Immigration Coalition presented the Blueprint for Immigrant New York - a broad, comprehensive policy agenda to ensure the success of immigrant communities in New York over the the next decade. In the face of federal threats to immigrant communities, the Blueprint highlights the important role New York State must play, in key areas including healthcare, education, justice reform, and economic opportunity. 
 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
NEW YORK, NY – Last night the Trump Administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans living in the U.S. The decision will affect 2,500 people. The administration has delayed making a decision on Hondurans with TPS, leaving 57,000 people in limbo.
 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Calls on Congress To Pass Clean DREAM Act & Immigration Relief
 
NEW YORK, NY– Yesterday, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) held a rally at Trump Tower to launch the Dream for Our New York campaign demanding that the entire New York Congressional delegation sign on and push for a “clean" DREAM Act and TPS relief after President Trump ended Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) two months ago.
 
Monday, November 6, 2017
NEW YORK, NY – Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), 32BJ SEIU, Make the Road New York, and recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) held a press conference to speak out against Secretary Tillerson’s recommendation to end TPS and to call on Representative Daniel Donovan (R-NY) to support legislation to protect TPS recipients.
 

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