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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

(New York, NY) New York Immigration Coalition is disturbed by recent news that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for a “series of raids” as early as January 2016 aimed at deporting hundreds of families, including mothers and children, who seek safety in the United States after fleeing conflict regions of Central America. It is estimated that 100,000 adults and children have fled violence from countries including Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua since the beginning of last year.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

(New York, NY) The National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC) announced today that Secretary Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party candidate for U.S.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NYIC Stands with Muslim, Immigrant Communities and Against Racism and Xenophobia

In yet another outburst of irrational fear mongering and vitriol early this week, Presidential hopeful Donald Trump called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Since his remarks, President Obama himself, global leaders, and members of Congress across party lines have stood up against this racism and xenophobia.

Friday, November 20, 2015

 Affected New Yorkers Call on Supreme Court to Take Up Immigration Relief Lawsuit Immediately, Finally Give Millions of Families the Right to Stay Together

Friday, November 20, 2015
(New York, NY) Yesterday, Congress passed legislation requiring impractical and unnecessary burdens and red tape to an already onerous refugee resettlement process. The preposterous screening requirements that the bill calls for includes a personal sign-off  on every single individual refugee from Syria and Iraq from three people - the Secretary of Homeland Security, the head of the FBI, and the director of national intelligence - affirming that these individuals are not a threat.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Advocates Say Administration Eliminated Classes for Thousands

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

(New York, NY) In a matter of days after the horrific attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of 129 innocent individuals, governors from at least twenty-eight states have made statements saying that they will not accept or welcome Syrian refugees, and Congressional representatives are proposing legislation to halt the flow of refugees to the United States.

The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition: