Trump Administration Delivers Another Blow to 2020 Census: Condenses Door-Knocker Time Frame at Crucial Moment of GOTC Efforts

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.

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.

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.