The NYIC Applauds Judge Order to Depose Ross in Census Lawsuit

September 28th, 2018

New York Immigration Coalition et al v. Ross to expose internal Administration agenda around citizenship question

NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, the office of the Attorney General of New York announced that lawyers will depose the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross in the lawsuit State of New York et al v. the Department of Commerce.

BREAKING: 14 Immigrants + Allies Arrested During Civil Disobedience at the NYIC’s Rapid Response to Proposed DHS Rule

September 24th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - This evening, fourteen immigrants and allies “The Delancey 14”, including staff from the New York Immigration Coalition, were arrested during an act of civil disobedience.  This action was in response to a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that forces immigrant families to choose between using social programs and maintaining their legal status in the U.S.

The civil disobedience took place on Delancey Street at the corner of Orchard Street, historically known as the home to generations of immigrants who built New York City.

TRUMP RULE PROPOSED: Immigrant Families Must Choose Food v. Legal Status

September 24th, 2018

Advocates + Elected Officials + Affected Individuals Hold Press Conference and Protest Proposed “Public Charge” Rule
NEW YORK, NY – Earlier today, the New York Immigration Coalition and numerous other organizations held a press conference ahead of a rally this evening to oppose a new rule  proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that makes immigrant families choose between using public health, food, and housing programs, and obtaining a visa or legal residency in the U.S.

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

TRUMP RULE PROPOSED: Immigrant Families Forced to Choose Food v. Legal Status

September 23rd, 2018

Proposed DHS Rule Attacks Immigrant Families, U.S.-Born Children
NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has proposed a new rule that makes immigrant families choose between using public health, food, and housing programs, and obtaining a visa or legal residency in the U.S.

In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said:

"Trump's new rule doesn't make America great– it just makes our country poorer.

Refugee + Immigrant Advocates Denounce Trump’s Plan To Slash U.S. Refugee Intake

September 18th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday evening, Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced plans to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. at 30,000, a record low. In previous years, the government has accepted far fewer refugees into the country than the cap, so the actual number of refugees admitted will almost certainly be drastically lower.

Responding to Trump’s Ramped-Up Barriers to Citizenship

September 17th, 2018

On Citizenship Day, lawyers, legal service providers, and advocates encourage immigrants to become citizens while acknowledging new hurdles
NEW YORK, NY - Today on Citizenship Day, lawyers, legal service providers, and advocates from the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and The Legal Aid Society outlined the Trump administration’s efforts to thwart the legal process of becoming a citizen and threats to naturalized citizens.

Gov Cuomo: Act Now on Driver’s Licenses to Protect NY Immigrant Families

September 11th, 2018

Immigrant advocates call for executive action amid spike in detention

BUFFALO, NY - As the number of New York immigrants detained grows, the New York Immigration Coalition, Alianza Agricola, the Workers Justice Center of New York, and community members held a press call today demanding Governor Andrew Cuomo take executive action and expand access to driver’s licenses to protect all New Yorkers.

NYIC Denounces Trump Effort to Keep Kids in Cages

September 7th, 2018

DHS seeks to curtail rights of immigrant children in detention

NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, the Trump administration proposed a new regulation in an attempt to restrict the rights of immigrant children, seeking to remove court-imposed time limits on how long the government is allowed to keep minors in detention.

Dreams Deferred: One Year After DACA Rescission

September 5th, 2018

Dreamers and immigrant advocates reflect on a year of uncertainty

NEW YORK, NY - Today, the New York Immigration Coalition held a press call with Dreamers, immigrant advocates, and legal service providers, marking one year since the Trump administration terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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