New York, NY-Early Friday morning, the Census Bureau announced it would cut short critical door-knocking efforts for the 2020 Census. Bureau workers will cease conducting in-person interviews for the census on September 30. In April, the Census Bureau argued it needed to extend the deadline to October 31 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump Administration Delivers Another Blow to 2020 Census: Condenses Door-Knocker Time Frame at Crucial Moment of GOTC Efforts
Immigrant Advocates, Elected Officials, and Allies Applaud District Court Decision to Halt Public Charge Rule Changes
New York, NY—Yesterday, Judge George Daniels, a U.S. District Court Judge in Manhattan, issued a nationwide injunction temporarily halting the Trump administration’s changes to the Public Charge rule. Judge Daniels’ decision came after New York State Attorney General Letitia James and immigrant rights groups requested an injunction of the new rule in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advocates Demand Democrats Stand Strong Against GOP Plans to Exclude 47 Million Immigrant Americans During Impending COVID-19 Relief Negotiations
New York, NY—As Congress debates the next, and likely final, COVID-19 relief package, immigrant advocates held a press briefing renewing their demands that Congressional Democrats stand with immigrants who continue to be on the frontlines of the pandemic and fight for an inclusive COVID-19 relief package that provides financial and other support to all those excluded in previous bills.
Defying Supreme Court Ruling and Huge Bipartisan Support for Dreamers, Trump Begins Process to Terminate DACA
Washington, DC-Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a memorandum enacting significant changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), including reducing grants from two years to one-year, outright rejecting new DACA applications, and beginning a process that will likely lead to the rescission of DACA. The DHS’ memo follows last month’s Supreme Court ruling that the administration failed to give an adequate justification for terminating the program as required by federal law.
Immigrant Advocates Denounce ‘Bleak Austerity’ of Senate GOP Stimulus Package, Demand Democratic Leadership Fight for Recovery for All
Washington, DC-Senate Republicans unveiled their effort for a final stimulus package today, including a proposed cut to weekly emergency unemployment benefits at 70% of a worker’s previous wages, replacing the $600 per week which states stopped paying out this week.
New York, NY—The American Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Texas, and Arnold & Porter filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of immigrants’ rights groups challenging President Trump’s new order seeking to block people who are undocumented from being counted in the U.S. census.
Four Months Into the 2020 Census, Trump Issues Inept, Illegal ‘Ban’ of Undocumented Individuals From Count
Washington, DC—This afternoon, President Trump signed an Executive Order “banning undocumented individuals” from the 2020 Census count for the purpose of congressional representation. A major governmental initiative, the Census has already been in operation since March of this year.
As Congress Gets Back to Work, New Poll Shows Strong Statewide Support for Stimulus Checks for Immigrant NY Families
New York, NY—With Congress returning to D.C. to debate the HEROES Act, Change Research/New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) released new polling showing strong statewide support for extending stimulus checks to immigrant families—including mixed status families with American citizens married to ITIN holders—undocumented immigrants paying taxes using a tax identification number.
NYIC/Change Research Poll of NY Voters: Stimulus Checks for All
The New York Immigration Coalition partnered with Change Research on a statewide poll of New York voters. The poll sampled 1371 voters and was conducted from June 15-18, 2020.
L.I. Immigrant Advocates Win Crucial Language Access Law to Ensure Due Process in Criminal Justice System
Huntington Station, NY-Following months of advocacy, the New York Immigration Coalition, Long Island Jobs with Justice, the Long Island Language Advocates Coalition, and other advocates secured the passage of Resolution 1016, which expands the Language Access Law.