New York Immigration Coalition Returns to JFK to Fight For Immigrants

June 28th, 2017

Holds Press Availability at 10:30am at Terminal 4 parking lot

Additional Press Contacts: Becky Stern, 516-581-5707, Daniel Altschuler, Make the Road 917-494-5922,

Tomorrow, The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and Make the Road will be on the ground again at JFK airport, monitoring the effects of Trump’s revised Muslim and refugee ban.

NYIC Responds to SCOTUS Decision to Hear Trump’s Travel Ban Case

June 26th, 2017

The Supreme Court announced today that it will review the challenge to Trump’s revised travel ban, and will keep the ban from taking effect for people who have a connection to the United States. In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

"By agreeing to hear Donald Trump's discriminatory Muslim ban, the Supreme Court is ignoring the precedent set by the lower courts, which have found it to be plainly unconstitutional and wrong.

New Guide Educates Immigrants on Financial Rights as Scams Flourish

June 20th, 2017

The current political climate has brought fear and uncertainty to immigrant communities, leaving them vulnerable to scams

In light of increased anxiety in immigrant communities across the country, the New York Immigration Coalition and Qualitas of Life Foundation released a new guide that details the steps immigrant New Yorkers can take to understand and safeguard their finances, regardless of their immigration status.

NYIC Launches “This is Our New York” Ad Campaign in Times Square

June 19th, 2017

Together with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and NYCLU

New York---As part of Immigrant Heritage Month, the New York Immigration Coalition, together with Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) announced the Times Square launch of its “This Is Our New York” (TIONY) ad campaign.

New York Immigration Coalition and BAM present 48 Hours at JFK: What Now?, a special film screening and discussion on past and future resistance to the Trump Administration’s immigration restrictions

June 15th, 2017

On January 27, President Donald J. Trump signed Executive Order 13769, immediately suspending entry of citizens from seven Muslim majority countries. Confusion at the nation’s airports ensued, as well as wide-spread protests. At New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, thousands of protesters materialized spontaneously, joined by elected officials, volunteer lawyers and advocates providing assistance to many hastily detained immigrants and their families.