CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
In the wake of New York’s first Ebola diagnosis, the New York Immigration Coalition is alarmed by reports of harassment and hate crimes directed at members of West African communities, including the bullying and attacks on two recently-arrived Senegalese teenagers in Staten Island on Friday of last week.
On Thursday morning, over a dozen community members and advocates, including faith leaders, civil rights activists, and immigrant community members, formed a united front at the Westchester Hispanic Coalition against the anti-immigrant political climate targeting Westchester and Lower Hudson Valley’s immigrant population.
Significant New Benefits Available for All New Yorkers & Immigrant Residents
Announcement comes two-days after meeting with immigrant families and advocates in Detroit
Anti-fraud Efforts Complement New Legislation signed by Governor Cuomo to protect immigrants
Data Reveals Naturalizing Only Half of Eligible Americans Would Lead to Multibillion-dollar gains in Largest Cities
Millions of Dollars Available To Compensate Former Clients of Shuttered NYC Immigration Services Organizations
This morning the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York immigration Coalition (NYIC) held a briefing to build awareness among immigrant communities for a restitution fund established by New York State. NYLAG is administering the fund.
On a telephonic press conference this afternoon, members of "New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform" (NYRIR), a campaign coordinated by the the New York Immigration Coalition denounced President Obama's delay of executive action on immigration, and discussed plans to respond on behalf of immigrant families and communities in New York.
Puts Politics Over Families, Devastating Immigrant Communities
Today, White House officials informed lawmakers and advocates that President Obama will delay executive action on immigration until after midterm elections, a decision that has caused outrage among immigrant communities and advocates. The decision is a complete reversal of President Obama’s remarks on June 30th where he pledged to take action by the end of the summer.
“New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform” Urge President Obama to Take Immediate Executive Action, Provide Administrative Relief for Immigrants