Southern Border in Our NY: Lawyers Screen 300+ Asylum Seekers in 1 Month at Albany Jail

July 31st, 2018

“Detention Outreach Project” continues to monitor cases as families still separated

NEW YORK, NY - While the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy continues to separate migrant children from their parents, the Detention Outreach Project (DOP) has successfully screened 300 migrants who were uprooted from the southern border to the Albany County Jail.

Kids Still in Cages as Trump Blows Reunification Deadline

July 26th, 2018

At least 1,300 families continue to be separated
NEW YORK, NY - Today, on the court ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite the thousands of families they separated at the southern border, at least 1,300 families remain in limbo. Several cases have been reported of parents being deported without their children, while some have been told that the government is unable to locate their children entirely.

Immigrants Notch Victory in Court Against Trump

July 26th, 2018

Judge Furman allows Census lawsuit to move forward

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Federal Judge Jesse Furman ruled against the Trump administration’s request to dismiss New York v. Department of Commerce, and will allow the lawsuit to move forward.

NYIC Slams Trump Admin for Lying About Citizenship Question

July 24th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, pursuant to the Federal Judge Jesse Furman of the Southern District of New York’s earlier order in the lawsuit New York v. Department of Commerce requiring the Department of Commerce to turn over government files because the Trump administration had acted in bad faith, several documents were released.

The Trump Administration Extends TPS for 250 Somalis

July 19th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the Trump Administration announced an 18-month extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Somalis living in the U.S. This decision impacts 250 people. Individuals from Somalia with TPS will be eligible to re-register for an extension of their status through March 17th, 2020.

“Hundreds of Somali refugees have rebuilt their lives here in New York, contributing to our state’s social and economic fabric, yet must live in constant limbo of having it all taken away.

Cops Must End Participation in Trump’s War on Immigrants

July 18th, 2018

By Patrick Young

The courts and the public have come down hard on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border. Two federal district court judges have criticized Trump's policies of separating children from their families and the failure of the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to take corrective measures ordered by the courts.

UPDATE: 300 + Migrants Detained @ Albany County Jail Receiving Legal Assistance via Detention Outreach Project

July 18th, 2018

Remain separated from families

NEW YORK, NY - Today, lawyers from the Detention Outreach Project, a collaboration between the New York Immigration Coalition, the Immigration Law Clinic at Albany Law School, and the Legal Project, provided updates on the more than 300 migrants relocated from the Southern border, and currently detained at the Albany County Jail.

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