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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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Today, President Donald Trump signed executive orders during an appearance at Department of Homeland Security (DHS) directing the agency to expand the southern border wall, broaden aggressive interior enforcement targeting immigrants, increase Customs and Border Protection (CBP) staff by five thousand new officers, empower CBP to turn away asylum seekers, and end Federal funding to “sanctuary cities.”

Friday, January 20, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

On Tuesday evening, Governor Cuomo unveiled the proposed FY 2018 Executive Budget.

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.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The U.S. Senate voted early this morning to approve a budget resolution that represents a major step in Republicans' efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have promised to continue toward a budget reconciliation bill that will gut the ACA before the end of January.

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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 On Monday, January 10th, Governor Cuomo presented several proposals of his 2017 State of the State agenda, launching the “New York Promise” agenda to advance social justice and affirm New York’s progressive values.

Among the Governor’s proposals and executive orders that were announced include:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Today, Governor Cuomo unveiled the first proposal from his 2017 agenda, a plan to make college tuition-free for New York’s working families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges. The Governor’s office announced that the tuition-free college degree program, called the “Excelsior Scholarship,” will be eligible to individuals making up to $125,000 per year. 

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