BREAKING: Federal Judge Denies Texas Coalition’s Injunction Against DACA

August 31st, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in the Southern District of Texas denied Texas and other states’ attempts to place an injunction on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his decision, Judge Hanen ruled that because Texas and the other states had waited years to file their lawsuit, ending the program now would harm the best interests of the public.

On Dairy Day at NY State Fair, Dairy Worker is Detained

August 31st, 2018

Immigrant Advocates Call on Gov. Cuomo to Take Action on Driver’s Licenses

ROCHESTER, NY– Last night, an East Bethany community leader was pulled over by Attica police, and handed over to Border Patrol for not having a valid driver’s license.

Looming Nightmare If Trump Forces Immigrant Families to Choose Food vs. Legal Status

August 13th, 2018

Immigrant advocates and health experts break down the potential damage

NEW YORK, NY - Today, the New York Immigration Coalition held a press call with health experts and community members to brief the media on a potential new rule from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that could make immigrant families choose between using public health, food, and housing programs, and maintaining their legal status in the U.S.

If the rule is proposed and approved, many legal immigrants could be at serious risk of being unable to renew their visas or become permanent residents if they apply for certain federal programs.

Ahead of Trump Visit to NY, 6 Facts About Upstate Immigrants

August 13th, 2018

UTICA, NY– Today, President Trump will be visiting Fort Drum and supporting Representative Claudia Tenney (R-NY) in Utica, NY. Recently, Fort Drum authorities detained two immigrant grandparents, who were visiting their grandson stationed at the base.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Renewals (DACA) Information

August 3rd, 2018

Clarification: New DACA Applications

(Last updated November 6, 2018)

Questions? Need a lawyer? Call the New Americans Hotline at 1-800-566-7636

On November 5th the federal government asked the Supreme Court to overrule three federal courts and end the DACA protection that has allowed renewals to continue for the last year.

BREAKING: Judge Rules Trump Must Restore DACA

August 3rd, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Today a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore the DACA program, calling Trump’s decision to rescind it “arbitrary and capricious.” Judge Bates gave the administration 20 days to appeal, but the decision represents a huge victory in the fight for immigrant rights.

Overdue Bipartisan Senate Action on Abuse of Immigrant Children

August 1st, 2018

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein sent a joint letter to the Inspectors General of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security asking for an investigation into press reports that children separated from their parents had been subjected to abuse, including sexual molestation.

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