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Friday, December 9, 2011

While Washington, DC, Fails to Act, New Yorkers Push for State Legislation

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Immigrant Youth and Faith, Community, Labor and Civic Leaders Join Commissioner King and Chancellor Tisch to announce Regents Vote on Tuition Assistance for DREAMers

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Members of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), joined by Speaker Christine Quinn, City Council Immigration Chair Danny Dromm, parents, community leaders, schools, consulates, and elected officials, converged on the steps of City Hall today to announce the launch of the school-based Family Resource Center initiative (FRC) in each of the five boroughs.

Friday, October 29, 2010

 The New York Immigration Coalition and the New York Community Media Alliance today released responses to a gubernatorial candidates' questionnaire developed jointly by the two organizations. All seven candidates for governor were offered the opportunity to answer the questionnaire; responses were received from Democratic Party candidate Andrew Cuomo, Green Party Candidate Howie Hawkins, and Libertarian Party candidate Warren Redlich. 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

“Today, by a vote of 56-43, the Senate chose to stop the DREAM Act from moving to the floor of the Senate for a vote, dashing the hopes of some 800,000 young people and ill-serving the interests of our nation.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Joint Statement of Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition, and
Vladimir Epshteyn, Executive Director, Metropolitan Russian-American Parents Association:

The New York City Department of Education and P.S. 200 in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, are planning to shut down that school’s Russian dual-language program – the only such program in the city – due to funding cuts. We are urging the DOE and the school’s principal to reconsider this decision and preserve the program.

Graduation rates released today reveal that the future of New York State’s English language learners (ELLs) is in jeopardy. These students – many of whom are newcomers from every corner of the globe with enormous potential - continue to lag far behind their English speaking peers with an achievement gap of 47 percentage points. While there has been a slow but steady improvement in graduation rates for many students, and noteworthy improvement for many students in New York City, that is not the case for students who are still learning English.


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