CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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.
Today the House of Representatives considered amendments to the $39.7 million spending bill for the U.S Department of Homeland Security. In a GOP-led vote meant to obstruct President Obama’s executive actions to provide immigration relief, anti-immigrant measures were passed to eliminate Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and strip funding from the administrative relief initiative Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
Immigrant Community Leaders Demand Action from State Electeds, Announce “2015 Immigrant Equality Agenda” of Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities for 2015 Legislative Session
Tonight at 8pm EST, President Obama announced from the White House that he will finally take steps to fix the nation’s broken immigration system, following Congressional inaction. Tonight’s announcement comes after years of unrelenting advocacy from immigrant families, grassroots organizations, the faith and labor community, and countless other advocates and allies in a strong and united immigrant rights movement.
(New York, NY) Today, several news outlets including the New York Times and Fox News reported that President Obama will act on his promise to provide administrative relief as early as next week. Administrative relief could provide millions of immigrants with the opportunity to temporarily obtain legal work permits and live without fear of deportation.
Dozens of immigrants, family members, advocates, faith and union leaders representing New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform (NYRIR), a campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, held a press conference calling for President Obama to take immediate action and provide broad and bold administrative relief for millions of immigrants around the country. NYRIR members were joined by Congressman Charles Rangel in this urgent call.
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.