Immigrant Advocates Call On NYS Legislature to “Dream Bigger”

January 23rd, 2019

Immigrant rights advocates, elected officials, and Dreamers call for a broader immigrant empowerment agenda, including expanding access to driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

ALBANY, NY - On the day the New York State legislature is expected to finally pass the Jose Peralta New York State Dream Act – that would extend state-funded scholarships to undocumented students – the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and 100+ member organizations held a day of action calling to expand access to  driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and other policies that protect and empower immigrant New Yorkers.

BREAKING: Immigrant Advocates Condemn Trump’s Fake Border Deal

January 19th, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Today, President Trump announced a “deal” demanding a $5.7 million border wall in exchange for the temporary protection of immigrant youth, known as Dreamers, and recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

"As hundreds of thousands of women and allies rallied around the country to stand up for immigrant women, Trump was doubling down on his immoral, wasteful vanity southern border wall.

Women’s Unity Rally Leaders Respond To Trump’s Anti-Women & Immigrant Agenda: “This Is Why I’m Rallying”

January 17th, 2019

New York City – In advance of the Women’s Unity Rally on Saturday in Foley Square, leading women’s,  immigrants’, and community rights advocates held a pre-rally press conference on the steps of City Hall to respond to the Trump Administration’s continued assault on marginalized communities by sharing their stories about: “Why I’m Rallying.

Cuomo’s ‘Justice Agenda’ Leaves Big Holes for New York’s Immigrants

January 15th, 2019

Advocates call for a bold, broad agenda for New York’s 4 million immigrants

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2019 State of the State address, which notably included only a mention of the DREAM Act and immigration legal services funding, instead of a bold, comprehensive agenda to protect and empower immigrant New Yorkers.

Victory for Voters: Immigrant Advocates Celebrate NYS Reform Package

January 14th, 2019

NYS Legislature passes voter reform package to strengthen voter participation

NEW YORK, NY - In a victory for our democracy, the State Legislature passed a voting reform package that includes six bills to strengthen New York voting power and combat voter-suppression across the state.

BREAKING: Trump’s Shutdown Continues to Starve New Yorkers

January 8th, 2019

Immigrant advocates condemn Trump’s fake national security threat; NYS taxpayers continue real suffering from Trump’s shutdown

NEW YORK, NY - Tonight, President Donald Trump delivered a speech addressing his self-inflicted government shutdown, triggered by his absolute demand that Congress fund a $5 billion wall on the United States Southern border.

Cuomo: New York Women Know What We Need

January 8th, 2019

Women’s March NYC and NYIC release policy platform in response to Cuomo’s “Women’s Agenda”

NEW YORK, NY - Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered a speech on his “2019 Women’s Agenda,” highlighting policy priorities focused on issues that impact women in New York.