Friday, June 15, 2012
A struggle that began more than a decade ago with the introduction of the Dream Act in Congress took a major turn today with the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security would provide relief from deportation for certain young people who were brought to the United States as children. Those who meet the eligibility requirements will receive deferred action for two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
NEW YORK'S LABOR LEADERS JOIN YOUTH AND IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY LEADERS TO CALL FOR PASSAGE OF NY DREAM ACTTuesday, June 5, 2012
With 10 Days Left in Session, Immigrants and Labor Urge Cuomo, Silver and Skelos to Make DREAM Come True
Friday, May 11, 2012
Department of Homeland Security Announces May 15th S-Comm Activation
Secure Communities, the widely discredited Department of Homeland Security program that requires states to identify immigrants for deportation, is expected to be activated across New York State, including in New York City, on May 15.
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and New York Immigration Coalition Welcome News of Brooklyn Mom’s Reprieve from DeportationSunday, May 6, 2012ICE Suspends Deportation Proceedings after Major Advocacy Campaign
Friday, April 27, 2012
Groups Renew Calls for Immediate Termination of the Program
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition,on the Passage of Assembly bill A08689B:
"The NYIC has always supported the New York State DREAM Act and DREAM Fund as a package. The key provision in the DREAM Fund bill passed in the Assembly today would set up a commission to raise private scholarships for undocumented students. While private scholarships could be helpful, the Fund, by itself, does not accomplish the ultimate goal of equal access to college education for all students.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Immigrant Community, Clergy, and Civil Rights Leaders Stand Against Discrimination as Court Considers AZ’s SB1070 Law
Monday, April 23, 2012
At St. Teresa’s Church in Manhattan, members of diverse faith communities gathered with DREAMers and community leaders to hold an interfaith press conference highlighting the urgency of passing New York State DREAM legislation.
Obama Administration’s Pledge to Immigrant Communities Hindered by Lack of Leadership at Department of Homeland SecurityTuesday, March 27, 2012
Few See Relief from Deportation
New statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show that immigration officials have not evenly applied new enforcement guidelines in deportation cases, seriously jeopardizing the Obama Administration’s plan to suspend deportation proceedings for immigrants with strong ties to the communities.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
On an unseasonably warm spring day, two hundred New Yorkers, including advocates, city officials, immigrant community members, and dozens of diverse immigrant groups, gathered at City Hall to promote the NYIC’s Top City Budget and Policy Priorities for the year.