Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Two years since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the historic health care reform law, the Supreme Court hears arguments on its constitutionality--one of the most significant cases to be heard in decades. At the same time, legislation at the state level that would set up the insurance exchange through which individuals and businesses could obtain health care coverage has yet to be passed.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Today, New York State DREAM Coalition and allies held a press conference with New York City Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Member Daniel Dromm to support City Council resolutions 803 and 1219, which call on state legislators and Governor Cuomo to include DREAM in this year’s state budget.
The press conference immediately preceded the first hearing on these bills.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
On an unseasonably mild March day, 1,300 immigrants and their allies representing 94 organizations warmed up Albany even more. Coming from all corners of the state, they converged on Albany for the New York Immigration Coalition’s 15th Annual Immigrants’ Day of Action. The day marked an inspiring and impressive feat in civic engagement and participatory democracy.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
New York Immigration Coalition, Fund for Public Advocacy, Korean American Community Foundation, and Public Advocate Launch DREAM Fellowship Program for Undocumented Student Leaders
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Begin One-Week Countdown to Immigrants’ Day of Action;
More than 1,000 Expected in Albany to Push for State Dream Legislation, Other Priorities
Groups Along U.S.-Canada Border Call on Department of Homeland Security for Changes in Border PolicyTuesday, February 28, 2012
One year ago, on February 28, 2011, Jesus Martinez, a resident of Lynden, WA, called 911 to request medical attention for his son Alex. Within an hour, U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officers had killed Alex, firing 13 shots at him.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
NYIC joins over 50 Organizations across the country demanding changes in Border Patrol
For the first time, northern border states have united to urge the Department of Homeland Security to reform the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and to call on the Department of Justice to close loopholes in the Racial Profiling Guidance that allow racial and religious profiling in border communities.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Joins with Other New York Officials and Institutions in Righting a Wrong of our Broken Immigration System
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Gives New Hope to New York’s Immigrant Communities
Thursday, January 12, 2012. (New York, NY) The following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
“Although Governor Cuomo’s delivered speech today only briefly touched upon immigration, it is important to bring attention to the Governor’s plan in its entirety as outlined in the press release that was sent out today.