NYIC Applauds Release Of Ravi Ragbir, Condemns Targeting of Activists

January 29th, 2018

Ragbir, Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition, Was Detained By ICE And Scheduled To Be Deported

NEW YORK, NY – Earlier this afternoon, Ravi Ragbir, immigrant rights leader and Executive Director of New Sanctuary Coalition, was released from detention by a federal judge, while a larger legal case pends.

NYIC Commemorates Anniversary of #NoBanJFK

January 26th, 2018

Muslim community and affected individuals are joined by advocates and allies in prayer

NEW YORK, NY - Today the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), the Islamic Center at New York University, MPower Change, and the International Refugee Assistance Project, joined the Muslim community and allies for a Jummah Prayer in Washington Square Park.

NYIC Responds to Cuomo Assurance of State Medicaid Coverage for DACA Recipients Regardless of Federal Action

January 23rd, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will remain eligible for state-funded Medicaid, regardless of any federal changes to or termination of the program.

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

“We applaud Governor Cuomo’s administration for affirming New York State’s commitment to DREAMers.

NYIC Responds to Schumer Compromise

January 22nd, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - On Friday, a partial shutdown went into effect after congressional members failed to vote on a spending bill to keep the federal government open. Today, Congress voted to pass a stop-gap bill to keep the government funded until February 8th, 2018.

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

“The overwhelming majority of Americans support a pathway to citizenship for the nearly million Dreamers in this country, but today Senator Schumer has let us all down by failing to stand up for them.

NYIC Slams DOJ Attempt to Overturn Judge’s Ruling on DACA

January 16th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it will take the unusual action of by-passing the normal appeals process in an attempt to fast-track the removal of young people who are protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

BREAKING: The NYIC Responds to USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewals Following Court Order

January 14th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - In response to new guidance published last night by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regarding DACA renewal applications, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

“As US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) moves to comply with last week’s Court order directing them to resume accepting DACA renewal applications for those previously enrolled in the program, we will work with our members and partners to get information and application assistance services to our communities and monitor further implementation of the order.

NYIC Responds To Federal Judge’s Injunction On Termination Of DACA

January 10th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - In response to breaking news that a federal judge in San Francisco has issued an injunction that allows Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to resume for those filing renewal applications, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, Steven Choi, issued the following statement:

“This ruling confirms, yet again, that it is un-American to turn bigotry into policy.

Trump Administration Ends TPS for El Salvador

January 8th, 2018

Approximately 16,200 Salvadoran TPS Recipients Live in New York State

NEW YORK, NY - Today, January 8th, the Trump Administration terminated Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans living in the United States. This decision affects 195,000 people across the country, including approximately 16,200 Salvadoran individuals living in New York state.

NYIC Responds to Governor Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State

January 3rd, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Today, January 3rd, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his 2018 State of the State address in Albany to set his agenda for the year. In his remarks, Governor Cuomo gave a shout out to the rollback of federal protections and programs like DACA and mentioned passing a New York State version of the Dream Act, but omitted immigrant protections in his criminal justice platform, and other vital services for immigrants.

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