Immigrant Rights Advocates Denounce Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Mexico

May 31st, 2019

New York, NY— Today, Trump threatened to impose tariffs on Mexico to pressure the country to ramp up its immigration enforcement to stop asylum seekers from Central America from entering the United States. The plan would go into effect on June 10, and is expected to negatively impact economic and political relations.

New Evidence Proves Racist Intent of Census Citizenship Question

May 30th, 2019

New York, NY—Today, new evidence emerged in a court filing that Thomas Hofeller, a Republican strategist and redistricting specialist, encouraged the Trump Administration’s transition team to include the citizenship question in the 2020 Census to enhance the Republican Party’s ability to gerrymander districts and deprive immigrant-rich areas of political power.

Mayor de Blasio, Invest in Our Immigrant Communities!

May 15th, 2019

Advocates call on Mayor to safeguard against federal attacks and fully fund vital programs
New York, NY– Today, the New York Immigration Coalition, immigrant rights advocates, and affected individuals rallied on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor de Blasio and the City Council to fully fund programs that support the protection and integration of New York’s immigrant communities in the final City budget.

Trump Pushes to Evict Immigrant Families from Public Housing

May 10th, 2019

Proposed HUD Rule Could Displace 55,000 U.S. Legal Resident and Citizen Children
NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) proposed a new rule today that would prohibit mixed status families from using federal housing benefits, including Section 8 programs and public housing.

Advocates & County Officials Rally at Senate Leadership’s Offices to Demand Driver’s Licenses For All Immigrants

May 2nd, 2019

Immigrant Advocates, County Officials and Community Members Rallied at the Offices of State Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins & Mike Gianaris to Call for the Passage of the Driver's License Access and Privacy Act

NEW YORK, NY ‒ With the New York State Assembly ready to act to restore the right to a driver’s license for all immigrants, all eyes now turn to the Senate to follow suit.

Immigrants + Workers Unite: Advocates Rally and March on Trump Tower this May Day

May 1st, 2019

New York, NY– Today, on International Workers’ Day, a coalition of labor, immigrant rights, faith, and allied organizations came together to rally for immigrant rights and labor justice. New Yorkers from across the city convened at Columbus Circle and marched on Trump Tower to signify their unified resistance to the Trump administration’s rollback of labor protections and its attacks on immigrant communities.

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