CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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
(New York, NY) Today, dozens of DREAMers and advocates staged a rally in front of 250 Broadway to say that they will not accept the removal of New York State DREAM from the state budget. Among the ralliers were DREAMers who have pledged to hunger strike until the New York State DREAM is included in the budget.
Immigrants and Allies Join Push for DREAM Act, Support for Unaccompanied Minors, Immigrant Services
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Today, the New York State DREAM Act passed through the New York State Assembly for the third time in three years. The New York State DREAM Act would allow undocumented college students who meet certain criteria to be eligible for state financial aid. If enacted, New York would join California, Texas, New Mexico and Minnesota as the fifth state to offer access to financial support from public and private sources.
Today, Kim Sykes, senior manager of education advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition, led dozens of other advocates and members of the Coalition's Ed
Advocates Call for Support for City Resources for Vital Immigrant Services, Voter Registration, Immigrant Workers, and Access to Quality Healthcare
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