Staff Series: Just Ask Max

May 30th, 2017

Max Hadler, Senior Health Advocacy Manager

The NYIC's Senior Manager of Health Advocacy Max Hadler sat down with us last week to discuss the impact of the American Health Care Act on immigrants - and all New Yorkers - and the NYIC's advocacy against the bill, as well as how he came to the NYIC and what it means to work on health advocacy for immigrants during this uncertain time.

NYIC Responds to Federal Appeals Court Ruling: Trump’s Muslim Ban Unconstitutional

May 25th, 2017

Today, a federal appeals court upheld a ruling blocking President Trump's travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries. In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said:

"The court's decision today reaffirms what we knew all along - that a "revised" and disguised Muslim ban is still an unconstitutional Muslim ban.

New York Immigration Coalition Denounces USCIS Nominee After Release of New Report

May 24th, 2017

Last month, Donald Trump announced his nomination of Lee Francis Cissna, current director of immigration policy at the Department of Homeland Security, to lead U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Ahead of today’s confirmation hearing, investigative news outlet ProPublica released letters written by Cissna that demonstrate his intent to implement the Trump administration’s anti-immigrant agenda by dismantling critical immigration programs.

Immigration Advocates to City: Expand Legal Services, Protect All New Yorkers!

May 22nd, 2017

In response to new data released by ICE, the New York Immigration Coalition held a press conference and day of action at City Hall.

The New York Immigration Coalition joined elected officials and advocates on Monday to urge the City Council and Mayor to include $21.4 million in funding for immigrant legal services in the final budget, in order to address the major uptick in immigration arrests happening nationwide.

NYIC Responds to 6-Month Extension of Haitian TPS

May 22nd, 2017

Today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced his plan to temporarily extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Haitians by only six months. Tiffany Wheatland-Disu, Community Outreach Manager at the NYIC, responded:

"We appreciate that this administration acknowledges the clear and compelling evidence supporting extension of TPS for the more than 55,000 Haitians living lawful, productive lives and contributing over $3 billion to the US economy.

Music Across Borders: Artists from the Seven Banned Nations

May 18th, 2017

Donald Trump's Executive Order (which is currently under a restraining order) banning travel from Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Libya have forced us to ask difficult questions about who we are as a nation. Do we want to remain a welcoming country, a nation of immigrants? If so, we must continue to celebrate the brave people from around the world who have left their homes to seek a new one here.

NYIC MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHT: Cabrini Immigrant Services

May 18th, 2017

Cabrini Immigrant Services is located in the heart of the Lower East Side, a bastion of immigrant New York that has transformed repeatedly with each new population wave. While gentrification is changing the community, Cabrini Immigrant Services continues to work with the Latino, Chinese, African, Middle Eastern, and other communities that have made the Lower East Side their home.

Staff Series: Mozeak Speaks

May 18th, 2017

André Mozeak, Civic Engagement Fellow

The NYIC's Civic Engagement Fellow, André Mozeak, works to engage immigrant New Yorkers in the political process through initiatives like our Student Voter Registration Day. Here, he shares his thoughts on living in Queens, working at the NYIC, the new year and the new administration.

Member Highlights – Adhikaar, AAANY, NMCIR

May 18th, 2017

At the NYIC, our member organizations are among our strongest assets. The NYIC’s 135 member organizations serve diverse immigrant communities from across the globe, creating a transnational resource web of individuals, cultures, and organizations.

We had these communities in mind when we created our Member Highlight series.