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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Late last Friday, Washington federal judge James Robart issued a ruling suspending President Trump’s Executive Order that had halted the country’s refugee program and banned nearly all travel from seven Muslim-majority nations. On early Sunday morning, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Judge Robart’s ruling, and the nationwide lift of the ban remains in place, providing immediate relief to all those affected, even while the Trump Administration appeals the decision.

Friday, February 3, 2017

To view a livestream recording of the Interfaith Action, click HERE

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

New Reports by New York City Comptroller Stringer and Fiscal Policy Institute Show Expanding Driver’s Licenses Would Benefit All New Yorkers

Policy Would Increase Economic Mobility, Improve Road Safety, and More than Pay for Itself

Sunday, January 29, 2017

 At least 30,000 New Yorkers - including immigrants, refugees, Muslims and allies - gathered in Battery Park City across from the Statue of Liberty to demand that Trump rescind his recent executive orders and end all hateful policies.

You can see photos here.

Friday, January 27, 2017

 This afternoon, President Donald Trump signed Executive Orders blocking refugees from seeking safety and restricting immigration from Muslim countries – the beginnings of a Muslim ban. These actions ban entry to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries, halt all refugee admissions – including 60,000 refugees from war-torn countries already vetted and approved for admission to United States - for at least 4 months, and sharply cuts the overall level of refugees admitted to the country.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

At the New York Immigration Coalition this afternoon, advocates, immigrants, refugees, service providers, and elected officials gathered to condemn President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration.

Friday, January 20, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017

(Washington D.C and New York, NY) Today, immigrants, families, and allies rallied, marched, and held a mass community gathering in Washington D.C and nearly 50 locations nationwide.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Senator Chuck Schumer announced today that he is “not confident” that Senator Jeff Sessions can protect the rights of all Americans as Attorney General under President-Elect Donald Trump. Schumer specifically noted Sessions’ anti-immigrant record and lack of support for comprehensive immigration reform in his statement.

Monday, December 19, 2016

After casting their 29 electoral college votes for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier today, the members of the New York Electoral College, including President Bill Clinton and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, made another profound statement in support of immigrant New York.

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