NYIC Responds to the Stop Gap Resolution Passing; No Clean DREAM Act On The Table

December 22nd, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – In response to today’s news that President Trump signed Congress’s continuing resolution on the federal budget until January 19th without a clean DREAM Act, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

“We are deeply disappointed in our congressional representatives’ failure to do their job and pass a clean DREAM Act before the end of the year.

Staff Series: Francis Madi

December 20th, 2017

Francis Madi, Manager of Advocacy

Q. First, tell us what happened at the rally. How did the December 6th mobilization go?

The December 6th mobilization to Washington DC to protect TPS and pass a clean DREAM Act was very powerful and beautiful.

BREAKING: NYIC Responds to Final Trump Tax Bill

December 20th, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Beginning yesterday, Congress voted on the reconciled Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. After revisions were made in the Senate, the House passed the final version before landing on the President’s desk.

The tax bill will cause at least 13 million people to lose health insurance and cause the deficit to skyrocket, destroying the social safety net.

BREAKING: The NYIC and DREAMers Arrested in DC During Civil Disobedience

December 16th, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This evening, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) staff, members, and New York DREAMers were arrested during a demonstration of civil disobedience at the congressional offices of the United States Senate in Washington D.C. NYIC staff members Murad Awawdeh, Vice President of Advocacy, and Carlene Pinto, Manager of Member Engagement NYC, were among those arrested.

Advocates Rally Against Muslim Ban + Tax Scam + Demand a Clean DREAM Act

December 6th, 2017

NEW YORK - The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), MPower Change, and Strong Economy for All held a rally in Washington Square Park on Thursday evening against the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay on the Muslim Ban and the GOP Tax Bill, while urging Congress to pass a clean DREAM Act before the budget.

NYIC Condemns Trump Tax Bill

December 4th, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – Late into the night on Friday, December 1st, the U.S. Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate tax bill and the House-version now head into conference committee before landing on the President’s desk.

Senate leadership attempted to use the DREAM Act as a bargaining chip, by persuading Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to vote yes with a promise to let him participate in discussions of a possible solution for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.

BREAKING: NYIC Responds to the U.S. Supreme Court Allowing Full Enforcement of Trump’s Muslim Ban

December 4th, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - In response to breaking news that the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the preliminary injunction, allowing full enforcement of Trump’s ban on travel from eight nations, six of which are mostly Muslim-majority, while legal challenges proceed through the lower courts, the New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director, Steven Choi, issued the following statement:

"It is entirely unacceptable and un-American to discriminate against people based on race or religion.

[PRESS STATEMENT] NYIC Clarifies USCIS Guidance on Resubmitting Rejected DACA Renewals

December 1st, 2017

NEW YORK, NY – On Thursday November 30th, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued new guidelines and FAQs for re-submitting some of the previously rejected DACA renewal applications.

Since early November, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and the Immigrant Advocacy Response Collaborative (I-ARC) have been tracking DACA renewals that had been mailed on time to meet the October 5th deadline, but were later rejected by USCIS due to mail-related errors.