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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today, New York State DREAM Coalition and allies held a press conference with New York City Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Member Daniel Dromm to support City Council resolutions 803 and 1219, which call on state legislators and Governor Cuomo to include DREAM in this year’s state budget.

The press conference immediately preceded the first hearing on these bills.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

 On an unseasonably mild March day, 1,300 immigrants and their allies representing 94 organizations warmed up Albany even more. Coming from all corners of the state, they converged on Albany for the New York Immigration Coalition’s 15th Annual Immigrants’ Day of Action. The day marked an inspiring and impressive feat in civic engagement and participatory democracy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New York Immigration Coalition, Fund for Public Advocacy, Korean American Community Foundation, and Public Advocate Launch DREAM Fellowship Program for Undocumented Student Leaders

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Begin One-Week Countdown to Immigrants’ Day of Action;
More than 1,000 Expected in Albany to Push for State Dream Legislation, Other Priorities 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One year ago, on February 28, 2011, Jesus Martinez, a resident of Lynden, WA, called 911 to request medical attention for his son Alex. Within an hour, U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officers had killed Alex, firing 13 shots at him.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
NYIC joins over 50 Organizations across the country demanding changes in Border Patrol

For the first time, northern border states have united to urge the Department of Homeland Security to reform the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and to call on the Department of Justice to close loopholes in the Racial Profiling Guidance that allow racial and religious profiling in border communities.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Joins with Other New York Officials and Institutions in Righting a Wrong of our Broken Immigration System

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gives New Hope to New York’s Immigrant Communities

Thursday, January 12, 2012. (New York, NY) The following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Friday, January 6, 2012
DHS Announces Proposed Change to 3- or 10-Year Bar Waiver Processing

The administration announced today a proposal that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to process waivers inside the United States for certain immigrant visa applicants so that the applicants can remain united with their families. The proposed procedure is not expected to go into effect for at least several months.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

“Although Governor Cuomo’s delivered speech today only briefly touched upon immigration, it is important to bring attention to the Governor’s plan in its entirety as outlined in the press release that was sent out today.


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