Immigrant + Community Advocates Rally at Close of Census Trial

November 27th, 2018

SDNY trial concludes, evidence points to intention of racial discrimination
Statewide Census coalition calls for a fair and accurate count in 2020

NEW YORK, NY - Tuesday, November 27th, Judge Jesse Furman in the Southern District of New York heard closing arguments in the lawsuit New York State et al.

Trump Unleashes Tear Gas On Innocent Children

November 26th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, as the migrant caravan peacefully approached the United States southern border, United States Customs and Border Protection shutdown border crossing and fired tear gas on hundreds of migrant families attempting to seek asylum.

BREAKING: Trump True Intentions to Use Census to Round Up Immigrants

November 19th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – As part of discovery in the California case over the citizenship census question, Trump administration officials suggested they would lift protections that keep census responses confidential and share those responses with law enforcement and national security agencies.

BREAKING: State Supreme Court Stops Cops From Colluding With ICE

November 15th, 2018

Immigrant advocates push Albany for driver’s licenses

NEW YORK, NY – Yesterday, a Brooklyn appeals court ruled that local police cannot detain an immigrant on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, affirming the long-standing belief held by advocates and localities that local authorities cannot honor a detainer from ICE.

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

“This is a victory for immigrant New Yorkers, but also illustrates the importance of the state protecting all New Yorkers by expanding driver’s licenses.

Middletown Advocates Secure Municipal IDs For All

November 14th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY –  Last Monday, the Middletown Common Council unanimously passed legislation to create a municipal ID, becoming the third city in New York State to do so. The program will allow Middletown residents to access services, programs, and benefits, regardless of immigration status.

BREAKING: Advocates Slam Trump’s Proclamation To Block Asylum Seekers

November 9th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, President Trump signed a proclamation denying migrants from claiming asylum between ports of entry at the United States Southern border. Yesterday, DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker announced an interim final rule, setting the stage for these restrictions to take immediate effect.

BREAKING: Advocates Denounce Illegal DHS Proposal Blocking Asylum Seekers

November 8th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker announced an interim final rule change that will restrict migrants from claiming asylum at the United States Southern border. Plans for the rule change were first leaked ahead of the midterm elections, indicating that President Trump plans to unilaterally reject refuge, safety, and entry into the United States for asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border between ports of entry; future presidential proclamations could include additional barriers to entry.

Census Citizenship Trial Opens, Immigrant New Yorkers Rally

November 8th, 2018

OAG and ACLU argue that proposed citizenship question to the 2020 Census is racially motivated attempt to scare immigrants from participating

NEW YORK, NY - Today marks the start of a major federal trial over the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.