With Carranza’s Resignation, Immigrant Advocates Call on Porter to Meet Needs of Underserved Students

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.

Advocates Hail Biden’s Decision to Scrap Onerous Trump-era Civics Test

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.

Growing Together: Family-Centered Two Generation Approaches in New York State

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.