New York, NY-Five weeks ahead of Election Day, there are widespread reports of absentee ballots sent to New York City voters with incorrect names and addresses. Thus far, the ballot errors appear to be concentrated in Brooklyn, a borough of 2.6 million people whose borough elections board has a track record of mismanaging elections.
After Losing Bid to End 2020 Census a Month Early, Secretary Ross Attempts to End Count By Monday, October 5 Via Twitter
New York, NY—Despite US District Judge Lucy Koh’s preliminary injunction ruling last week ordering the headcount of every person in the United States to continue through October 31, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced via Twitter that October 5 would be the new "target date" for ending all 2020 Census counting efforts.
New York, NY—Following the bombshell, but unsurprising, report exposing President Trump’s taxes, an undocumented former employee of the President drew a devastating comparison between the amount of taxes she pays regularly and the $750 Trump paid in 2016. Sandra Diaz, who was undocumented when working for President Trump, also highlighted that many of President Trump’s undocumented workers pay more in taxes than he does.
New York, NY—According to people close to the process, on Saturday evening, President Trump is expected to announce Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his choice to replace US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away one week ago. Appointed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago by President Trump in 2017, Judge Barrett has demonstrated a commitment to Trump’s extremist agenda, including voting to uphold Trump’s shameful anti-immigrant public charge rule.
New York, NY-Late Thursday evening, a federal court ordered the Trump administration to abandon last-minute changes to the 2020 Census schedule and extend the time for counting for an additional month. The preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in the Northern District of California, requires the Census Bureau to keep trying to tally the country's residents through October 31. Additionally, Judge Koh barred officials from delivering completed data to the White House on December 31 rather than the original April 2021 delivery date.
New York, NY-On Wednesday, a grand jury voted not to charge any police officers in the murder of Breonna Taylor. Instead, the grand jury only indicted one of the detectives involved for endangering Breonna Taylor’s neighbors by recklessly firing his gun during a raid on her apartment in March.
Update on Phase In of In-Person Learning and Other Information for Immigrant Families Regarding NYC’s School Reopening Plan
New York, NY-Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new school reopening plan: beginning on Monday, September 21, New York City will phase students back into classrooms on a rolling basis, starting with pre-K students, 3K students, and students with significant disabilities, who will report to schools next week.
New York, NY-On September 21, New York City Public Schools will begin both full-day in-person and remote classes. Tomorrow, September 16, students start online orientation. New York’s 1.1 million school children make up the largest student body in the country.
In Blow to All New Yorkers, Federal Court Allows Trump’s Deportation of Nearly 300,000 TPS Holders to Go Forward
New York, NY-Today, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals allowed the Trump administration to go forward with the deportation of nearly 300,000 of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. The decision is a loss for TPS program beneficiaries nationwide, including the more than 26,000 TPS holders, who are from El Salvador, Sudan, Nicaragua, Haiti, among other countries, that reside in New York.
New York, NY—Today, a three-judge panel of the Southern District of New York ruled on New York Immigration Coalition V. Trump, a suit brought by the New York Immigration Coalition and partners. The ruling blocked the Trump administration's efforts to make an unprecedented change to the constitutionally mandated count of every person living in the country — leaving out unauthorized immigrants from the Census numbers that determine each state's share of seats in Congress.