Tuesday, June 24, 2014
US Conference of Mayors passes resolution calling for proactive USCIS and Department of Homeland Security policy changes
June Graduation Rates Show Struggling Immigrant Students; New York English Language Learners Face Barriers to Success
Graduation rates released today reveal that the future of New York State’s English language learners (ELLs) is in jeopardy. These students – many of whom are newcomers from every corner of the globe with enormous potential - continue to lag far behind their English speaking peers with an achievement gap of 47 percentage points. While there has been a slow but steady improvement in graduation rates for many students, and noteworthy improvement for many students in New York City, that is not the case for students who are still learning English.
Friday, June 20, 2014
New Law Provide Protections for Immigrants
The New York Immigration Coalition applauds the passage of the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act (IASEA) this week by the New York State Assembly and Senate. The IASEA imposes critical requirements on individuals and organizations that seek to provide services to immigrants.
Specifically, the Act:
Youth Remain Shut Out as State Legislative Session Ends, Diverse Coalition Vows to Keep Fighting for New York State DREAMThursday, June 19, 2014
Business Leaders, Board of Regents, Students, and Advocates Stress that All Sectors Will Benefit
(New York, NY) Today the New York State Senate legislative session ended with no new outcome on the New York State DREAM Act, legislation that if passed would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Legal Service Providers Discuss Roots, Challenges, and Action Required to Address Growing Humanitarian Crisis and What It Means for New York
Health Advocates Praise de Blasio Budget and Call on City Council to Expand Existing Health Programs Even FurtherTuesday, May 13, 2014
New Initiatives Proposed to Inform the Uninsured About New Insurance Options and How to Access Care, Enhance Workforce Diversity, Promote Community-Based Health Planning, and Improve the Health of Child-Bearing Women
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Across the Country, Advocates Remind Congressional Representatives a Vote on Immigration Reform is Imperative
Endless Waiting: Young People Forced to Back of Immigration Line in Supreme Court Ruling, More Families Left SeparatedThursday, June 12, 2014
Coalition Says Laws Must Be Updated to Stop Family Separation
Largest Gathering of Immigrant Service Organizations in New York State Ramps Up Coordination of Services for ImmigrantsMonday, June 9, 2014
300 Advocates, Legal Service Providers, and Community Members Join Launch of the New York Immigrant Assistance Consortium
Friday, May 30, 2014
Rep. Steve King Amendment Passes House; Targets DREAMers, Workers, Families