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.
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.
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.
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.
Clarification: New DACA Applications
(Last updated November 6, 2018)
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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.
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.
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.