CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
(Washington, D.C) Early Wednesday morning, more than 2,000 New Yorkers—immigrant families and their friends and supporters; community, faith, and labor leaders—boarded 42 buses throughout the state to head to the nation’s capital. Their message was simple: the time is now for Congress to take this historic opportunity to fix our broken immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Candidates Offer Pro-Immigrant Budget and Policy Campaign Promises to Compete for the Immigrant Vote
Joined by Citi Community Development, CUNY, NYC Department of Education, Public Officials, Schools, Media, and Community Groups
With state budget negotiations expected to end as early as this Friday, undocumented immigrant youth and community leaders rallied loudly outside Governor Cuomo’s office today to demand that New York State DREAM legislation be included in the final budget.
Tour Calls on Senate Gang of 8 to Introduce Meaningful Reform that Provides Real Relief to Families
150 Community Leaders and Advocates Unveil Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities, Joined by NYS Ed Commissioner John King, Deputy Secretary Alphonso David, and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair of the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Taskforce
Today, New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a new statewide campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition and endorsed by 130 labor, faith, grassroots and immigrant organizations from across the state, held a press briefing to highlight the key measures that must be included in the soon-to-be-introduced Senate bill to make immigration reform meaningful.
The following statement is from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
New York Must Address Eligibility, Documentation, Outreach, and Oversight Barriers to Ensure Access to Health Care for Immigrant New Yorkers
Pledges to Mobilize Families and Communities to Strengthen Reforms