New York, NY-On Friday, New York City officials announced that Richard A. Carranza will resign as chancellor of the city’s public school system in mid-March. Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Chancellor Carranza in 2018. Meisha Ross Porter, a Bronx superintendent, will become the new chancellor on March 15. Porter will be the first Black woman to hold the role in the city’s history.
With Carranza’s Resignation, Immigrant Advocates Call on Porter to Meet Needs of Underserved Students
New York, NY-Yesterday, President Joe Biden revoked his predecessor’s extremist immigrant visa ban. Last spring, the Trump administration halted the issuance of green cards until the end of 2020 citing the need to “protect” the coronavirus-wracked job market.
New York, NY—Today, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced it is reverting to the 2008 version of the naturalization civics test. The move came after USCIS determined that the 2020 civics test development process, content, testing procedures, and implementation schedule inadvertently created potential barriers to the naturalization process.
NY Immigrant Advocates Endorse U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, Pledge to Work with NY Delegation to Ensure Bill’s Passage
New York, NY-Today, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Congressmember Linda Sanchez (D-CA) introduced President Joseph R. Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. The Biden/Harris administration originally announced the legislation shortly after their inauguration on January 20. The bill would create a pathway to citizenship for roughly 11 million immigrants lacking legal status.
As the COVID-19 crisis has made startlingly clear, the success of immigrant parents and their children are inseparably linked. Providing holistic support for immigrant students and their parents through the two generation approach to education and service delivery empowers immigrant families to learn together—and is of urgent importance, as younger students are already being left behind with the move to remote learning and parents are struggling to maintain a safe and stable environment.
New York, NY-Today, President Joe Biden announced that the US will raise the cap on refugee admissions to 125,000 in 2021. The proposal is a stark departure from President Trump’s policies, which drastically cut admissions from 110,000 in 2016 to 15,000 in the current fiscal year.
New York, NY-Since February 1st, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported roughly 300 Haitians, with another shameful 1800 deportations expected in the next two weeks. ICE’s aggressive approach is in line with the Trump-era policy of targeting Black migrants.
Immigrant Advocates Welcome Biden’s Review of Public Charge Rule, Urge Immediate Action to Undo Damage of Trump Era
The New York Immigration Coalition applauds President Biden’s Executive Order directing the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, and Department of Justice to immediately review the “Public Charge” rules put in place by his predecessor.