CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Government, Nonprofits, Community Leaders Praise Federal Authorities for Designation Allowing Nepali Immigrants to Stay in Country As Country Rebuilds
The New York Immigration Coalition today applauded the decision by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to designate Nepal for Temporary Protected Status.
Benefits of DACA Demonstrate Potential of Broader Immigration Relief
Today marks the one month anniversary since the Nepal government formally requested that the United States designate their country for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It has been nearly six weeks since the first in a series of violent earthquakes and aftershocks destroyed much of the infrastructure in Nepal.
Coalition Remains Confident Anti-Immigrant Maneuvers Will be Defeated in Court Decision on Injunction in July
Black immigrant and African-American organizations and leaders call for prompt passage of the New York DREAM Act and highlight the often-overlooked struggles of black immigrants.
Today, organizations representing Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and Afro-Latinos came together with African-American leaders for the “Black Communities for the DREAM” rally at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building.
On the day that a Federal appeals court began considering whether President Obama’s executive actions can move forward, the New York Immigration Coalition announced the launch of a new training initiative around administrative relief for community-based nonprofits, government agencies, and schools. The training, which focused on how to help immigrant communities members prepare for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, was held while the U.S.
White House Task Force on New Americans addresses key stakeholder recommendations, calls for proactive, innovative policies to support immigrant integration, build citizenship services and foster a welcoming atmosphere for all New Americans
Today, the New York Immigration Coalition expressed profound disappointment that the New York State DREAM Act would be taken out of the New York State 2015-2016 budget. When reports last week indicated that the DREAM Act would be likely taken out of the budget, the NYIC advocated fervently for its inclusion in order to provide critical college tuition assistance for youth, including more than 4,000 undocumented students who graduate from New York's high schools each year.
Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act creates new protections, rights, and opportunities for immigrant communities and their allies
In a multi-city press event in New York City and Albany, elected officials, legal service providers, and advocates, joined by United States Citizenship and Customs Enforcement (USCIS) and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office convened to discuss and celebrate the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act that goes into effect today.