Debunking Trump’s Fake “Debate” About Birthright Citizenship

October 31st, 2018

NEW YORK, NY -  Yesterday Senator Chuck Grassley issued a statement responding to President Trump’s claim to end birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants and amend the Constitution through executive order. Grassley referenced a “debate” among “legal scholars” as to whether birthright citizenship, as outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, is applicable to the children of undocumented immigrants born in the United States.

5 Fast Facts on Birthright Citizenship

October 30th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, President Trump revealed his plan to issue an executive order, attempting to end birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented parents in the United States. The 14th amendment of the Constitution grants citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil.

NYS Needs to Invest $40M to Save Census or Lose Millions More

October 29th, 2018

Rep Nadler, Kathryn Wylde, community organizations, call on Gov. Cuomo to fund Census outreach for fair and accurate count in 2020
Fiscal Policy Institute releases cost analysis of community outreach

NEW YORK, NY - On Monday, October 29th, the New York Counts 2020 coalition, business leaders, and elected officials held a press conference calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to commit $40 million to fund outreach efforts for the 2020 Census.

In Response to the Armed Attack on the Jewish Community in Pittsburgh

October 28th, 2018

In response to the horrific shooting yesterday at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

“New York’s immigrant communities condemn the horrific terrorist attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The NYIC Condemns Trump Administration’s Attack on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Communities

October 23rd, 2018

Efforts to establish a legal definition of sex will hurt vulnerable immigrants

“The  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services memorandum detailing plans to establish a new and inaccurate federal definition of sex is a dangerous attack on New York State’s transgender  and gender non-conforming residents,” said Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition.

BREAKING: DOJ Reveals Bannon Behind Census Citizenship Question

October 11th, 2018

Department of Justice admits conversations between Secretary of Commerce Ross and Steve Bannon in Census lawsuit discovery

NEW YORK, NY - This afternoon, the Department of Justice (DOJ) admitted that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke with Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, about the decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.

Where’s Wilbur Ross? Kavanaugh Could Rule on Critical Census Decision

October 11th, 2018

Trump trying to use SCOTUS to block Secretary Ross and DOJ from being deposed on census citizenship question

NEW YORK, NY - Today the New York Immigration Coalition (the NYIC) and NY Counts 2020 coalition partners held a press conference in New York decrying the Trump administration’s attempts to hide the facts by preventing Secretary Wilbur Ross from being deposed in census related lawsuits[1].

The lower courts have previously ruled that Commerce Secretary Ross may be deposed, but two days ago the administration appealed to the Supreme Court to grant a stay.

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