New York State Senate Shuts Door on Immigrant Youth; Coalition Responds With Disappointment, Pledges to Keep FightingTuesday, March 18, 2014
(New York, NY) On Monday evening, the dreams of thousands of undocumented New York youth were shattered on the New York State Senate floor. In a rushed vote widely perceived as a cynical political move, the New York State DREAM Act came up two votes short with 30 Senators in support and 29 against; every Republican present voted against the measure.
Coalition Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Efforts to Support Immigrant Communities and Economic Growth Through the NYS Office for New AmericansTuesday, March 18, 2014
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Hundreds Push Immigrant Equality Agenda in Albany at Coalition’s 17th Annual Immigrant Day of ActionWednesday, March 5, 2014
Immigrants, Community Leaders, and Legislators Join Push for Immigrant Equality Agenda
Early Wednesday morning, over two hundred and fifty immigrant farm workers, day laborers, students, family members and supporters converged in Albany for the New York Immigration Coalition’s 17th Annual Immigrant Day of Action.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Groups Demand that He and House Leadership Stop Playing Politics, Move on Immigration Reform
Forging the Path to Greater Civic and Economic Engagement: “Key to the City” Collaboration among City Council, Consulates, New York Immigration Coalition, Schools, and Community Partners Leads the WaySunday, February 23, 2014
Thousands of New Yorkers Receive Consular Identity Documents, DACA Information, and Other Integration Services
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Joins Manhattan DA in Focusing Resources on Combating Immigration Fraud, Providing a Model for Other Das and Enforcement Agencies
The New York Immigration Coalition lauds newly elected Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson’s initiative in creating a critically-needed Immigration Fraud Unit in his office.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Immigration Coalition Responds to the State of the City Address
Today Mayor de Blasio introduced his agenda in his first State of the City address focused on the message of “One New York, Rising Together.” The Mayor proposed initiatives including universal pre-K, affordable housing, quality education, municipal IDs for all NYC residents, a raise in the minimum wage, and ensuring access to affordable health care.
New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Responds to GOP Principles, Announces Renewed 2014 Push for ReformTuesday, February 4, 2014
Joint Statement from Steven Choi and Claire Sylvan on the New New York Education Reform Commission’s Final ReportWednesday, January 15, 2014
The following is a joint statement from Claire Sylvan, founding executive director of Internationals Network for Public Schools and Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
GOP Unveils Principles for Immigration Reform, New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Stand Firm and Call for Path to Citizenship for AllThursday, January 30, 2014
Today, GOP leaders unveiled their framework for immigration reform, which outlines six priorities for reforming the country’s broken immigration system. Provided certain enforcement triggers are met, the proposal would allow people who came to the U.S. as children and meet certain criteria to apply for citizenship but stops short of providing citizenship for all 11 million immigrants living in the shadows. Instead, these individuals, should they meet certain criteria, would be able to remain in the U.S but would not be able to access a special pathway to citizenship.