CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
(New York, NY) Today, New York State released test scores on English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics for students in Grades 3 through 8 for the past school year, showing once again that English Language Learners (ELLs) are lagging far behind. Statewide, only 2.6% of ELLs reached proficiency levels in English Language Arts, and only 11% attained proficiency in Mathematics.
New York Immigration Coalition, Service Providers, and Government Officials Discuss Collaborative Strategy to Meet Needs of Unaccompanied Children
Campaign Calls on President to Make Good on His Remarks to Take Executive Action to End Deportations, Provide Affirmative Relief
At Battery Park this morning, with the Statue of Liberty in the background, dozens of New Yorkers gathered to announce the next phase of the New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Campaign, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition. New York leaders, advocates, and affected individuals gathered to call on President Obama to make good on his remarks to take executive action in his June 30th speech.
Two days after the NYIC and its national partners held massive actions across the country on the National Day to Stop Separating Families, President Obama delivered a candid speech on immigration reform. The President called out Congress for their inaction and stated, “America cannot wait forever for them to act. And that’s why, today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”
Coalition Applauds Critically-Needed Resources for New York's Communities; Discusses Impact of NYC City Council’s FY15 Budget
On National Day to Stop Separating Families, NYIC Calls on President to Give Families Administrative Relief, Launches Voter Mobilization Campaign
At midday today, four hundred New Yorkers linked arms creating a mass human chain in front of 26 Federal Plaza, home of the New York City Immigration Court, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and USCIS. The action, organized by New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a campaign of the New York Immigration Coalition is part of the National Day to Stop Separating Families.
A new report released yesterday by the New York State of Health (NYSOH) highlights successes and challenges in enrolling racial and ethnic minority and immigrant communities in health coverage through the Official Health Plan Marketplace.
Municipal ID Will Be Accepted by All NYC Government Agencies
A broad and diverse coalition today said the passage of New York City Council legislation to create an identification card for local residents is a nationally significant effort to empower often invisible and vulnerable communities, and bring all New Yorkers together.
US Conference of Mayors passes resolution calling for proactive USCIS and Department of Homeland Security policy changes