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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today, in response to more than a year-long campaign pressing the Obama Administration to take action to stop tearing apart families, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it will review its pending deportation caseload on a case-by-case basis and terminate those cases that do not fall within the agency's enforcement priorities, including DREAM Act-eligible youth, veterans and members of the armed services, and crime victims.  

The following is a statement from Jacqueline Esposito:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

 New York, NY  Senator Gustavo Rivera (D, WF-Bronx) today joined 33 state and local legislators in a letter to President Obama calling for an end to the discredited “Secure Communities” program, which has been the subject of widespread criticism for undermining public safety and contributing to racial profiling and civil rights violations in immigrant communities.

Friday, August 5, 2011

In the wake of decisions by the governors of Illinois, New York and Massachusetts to reject the controversial Secure Communities program, the Obama Administration has disregarded the concerns they, as well as other public officials and law enforcement officers across the nation, raised by today announcing that DHS will continue its rapid rollout of the program - without state authorization - and is terminating all Memoranda Of Agreement (MOAs) with states that have implemented the program.  The MOAs contained provisions stating that states could termin

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

In Letter to ICE, more than 200 groups Say S-Comm Task Force Reveals DHS Not Serious About Reform

Today, in a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton, more than 200 law enforcement officials, civil rights organizations, and faith leaders from across the country joined together to denounce the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) newly-established task force on Secure Communities.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Advocates met with DHS officials in New York Today

Thursday, June 30, 2011

 New York City, Thursday, June 30th. Today, the New York Immigration Coalition and its member groups took to the streets, kicking off a month-long street and online mobilization effort to garner support for its ‘Stroke of a Pen’ campaign.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Today, the New York Immigration Coalition joined Congress Members Yvette Clarke and Luis Gutierrez at a public forum in Brooklyn to highlight the urgent need to reform our immigration system and put an end to the senseless deportations and suffering of families.

Friday, June 10, 2011

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

Monday, June 6, 2011

Affordable Legal Services and Adult English Classes for Low-Income New Yorkers at Stake

With the threat of budget cuts looming, more than a hundred people representing immigrant groups across the city joined City Council members, the New York Immigration Coalition, UJA-Federation of New York, and United Neighborhood Houses on the steps of City Hall to demand the protection of Immigrant Opportunities Initiative (IOI) funding.


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