Immigrant Advocates Applaud Gov Cuomo For Barring ICE From State Facilities

April 25th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Today, Governor Cuomo issued an Executive Order prohibiting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from entering state facilities to arrest alleged undocumented immigrants without a judicial warrant, as well as reaffirming his policy that state agencies cannot ask individuals about their immigration status.

Ready, Set, Greenlight Campaign For Driver’s Licenses For All New Yorkers

April 18th, 2018

Affected immigrants + advocates + elected officials rev up NYS Assembly bill

ALBANY, NY – On Wednesday, April 18th, the Green Light NY coalition rallied at the state Capitol, calling on the Assembly to pass the Driver License Access and Privacy Act (A.10273), giving the green light for all New Yorkers, including undocumented immigrants, to apply for driver’s licenses.

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of MLK Jr.

April 4th, 2018

+ 5 Fast Facts on the Black Immigrant Community

NEW YORK, NY – Today, on the 50th anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, we take a moment to honor his death and the sacrifices he made in the struggle for civil rights and racial justice.

Staff Series: Claudia Calhoon, Director of Health Policy

April 2nd, 2018

In the midst of anti-immigrant policies piping down from the Trump administration, on January 23, Governor Cuomo announced that DACA recipients would remain eligible for the state-funded Medicaid program, regardless of federal policy changes. To better understand the significance of this victory, we sat down with Claudia Calhoun, the NYIC Director of Health Policy.

Wins and Losses for New York’s Immigrants in NYS Budget

April 2nd, 2018

State Maintains Funding For Liberty Defense Project, $500K Increase For Adult Literacy Education, $30M For Safety Net Hospitals, $2M for Refugee Resettlement

No Child Health Plus Expansion, No Tuition Assistance For Dreamers, No Early Voting

NEW YORK, NY – Last week, the New York State Legislature passed the 2018 state budget.