NYIC Statement on Mayor de Blasio’s Budget

April 27th, 2017

On Wednesday, Mayor de Blasio released an $84.9 billion budget for New York City against a backdrop of uncertainty from the Federal government. Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said:

"The New York Immigration Coalition applauds NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s commitment to investing an unprecedented 16.4 million in legal services for people facing deportation and detention, unaccompanied children, and asylum seekers.

New York Immigration Coalition Applauds Judge’s Decision to Block Trump’s Sanctuary City Order

April 25th, 2017

A San Francisco judge blocked enforcement of President Trump’s executive order barring federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday. In response, Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, released the following statement:

"The New York Immigration Coalition applauds U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick's preliminary injunction against the Department of Justice (DOJ) order to deny funding to sanctuary cities.

New York Immigration Coalition Denounces DOJ’s Threat to Sanctuary Cities

April 21st, 2017

The Justice Department sent letters to eight cities Friday that threaten to withhold federal grant money if they don’t demonstrate cooperation with immigration enforcement.

In response, Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition released the following statement:

“Threatening to strip cities of critical federal funding is senseless and hypocritical.

NYIC Responds to Deportation of First DREAMer, Juan Manuel Montes

April 19th, 2017

In response to news reports, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, released the following statement:

"It is shocking that the federal government is deporting DREAMers like Juan Manuel Montes; people who have legal permission to live in the United States under DACA. The Trump Administration’s vicious policies will make all Americans unsafe.

NYIC Responds to NYS Budget: Disappointing

April 10th, 2017

“The 2017 budget is a disappointment for our four million immigrant New Yorkers, at a time when President Trump’s Muslim bans, deportation threats, and proposed budget cuts have directly threatened our communities. Although we are pleased with the IDC’s historic investment of $10 million for critical immigration services, there remain unaddressed gaps in legal services, undocumented youth have been excluded from the Excelsior Scholarship, and the budget did not address other important issues such as adult education.

NYIC Responds to Recent Court Ruling on IDNYC

April 7th, 2017

Steven Choi, Executive Director of NYIC, responds to recent ruling in favor of IDNYC:

“The New York Immigration Coalition is thrilled with the judge's ruling allowing the City to properly safeguard the privacy and personal documents of IDNYC cardholders, including the tens of thousands of New York's immigrants who have benefited greatly from all of the City's resources.

Tips for Educators and School Staff

April 5th, 2017

Guidance for Educators and School Staff in New York State

Immigrant communities are worried. The United States is facing one of the most anti-immigrant administrations in recent memory, and many students and families are panicked about the possibility of deportation and family separation.

Need legal assistance?

Call the NYS Immigration Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or view our directory of service providers here