NYIC Responds to Trump’s Remarks in Phoenix

August 23rd, 2017

Donald Trump held a campaign rally in Arizona Tuesday night where he defended his response to Charlottesville, hinted that he plans to pardon former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and threatened to shut down the government over funding for a Mexican border wall.

Westchester Legislators Vote to Pass Immigrant Protection Act

August 7th, 2017

The County of Board Legislators voted in favor today of passing an act that protects residents' confidential information, regardless of immigration status, and prevents limited county resources from being used for immigration enforcement.

The Westchester Immigrant Protection Act, which has bipartisan support and fully complies with federal law, regulates the voluntary cooperation between county agencies and federal immigration agents, and ensures they cannot act as federal immigration officials.

Adult Literacy

August 4th, 2017

With over 2.2 million New Yorkers lacking English language proficiency, a high school diploma, or both, a third of New York City's adult population lacks the basic skills required to better their work, family, and civic lives. Despite this need, less than 3% of these 2.2 million are currently able to access a classroom seat in community-based programs.

Trump Proposes Cutting Legal Immigration in Half

August 2nd, 2017

President Trump called for an end to the family-based immigration system in a speech today. Currently, more than two-thirds of immigration to the United States is based on the immigrant having a close family relationship to an American Citizen or Permanent Resident.

White House Announces Plans to Slash Legal Immigration

August 2nd, 2017

Donald Trump, Senators Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) announced a new version of a bill today that would restrict legal immigration in America.

In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

"Trump's plan to slash legal immigration is just another senseless attack on our country's values.

Coverage 4 All

August 1st, 2017

Coverage 4 All (C4A) is a campaign to expand access to health coverage to all New Yorkers. C4A is led by a coalition of community members, community organizations, health care providers, legal service providers, as well as labor, immigrant, and health care consumer advocates.