New York, NY-Today, NY State and Local elected officials join the New York Immigration Coalition, FIRM Action, and Local Progress in demanding that President Joseph R. Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi deliver on immigration legalization.
NY State & Local Elected Officials Join the NYIC, FIRM, & Local Progress in Demanding President Biden, Senate Majority Leader Schumer, and Speaker Pelosi Deliver on Legalization of Immigrant Essential Workers
New York, NY-Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), the Buffalo Afghan Community, Journey's End, World Relief, and Assemblywoman Pat Fahy demanded that New York immediately take a leadership role in the Afghan refugee crisis. Joining the advocates and the Assemblywoman were two Afghan translators who shared powerful testimonies about their experiences and the plight of their family and friends still in Afghanistan.
With SCOTUS Reviving Immoral Remain in Mexico Policy, Biden Must Redouble Efforts to End Unlawful Program
New York, NY-Late Tuesday evening, the Supreme Court of the United State (SCOTUS) allowed a lower Federal court order mandating the US government restart the controversial “Remain in Mexico policy.” As part of an effort to fulfill a campaign promise, President Joseph R. Biden suspended the program in January and formally ended it in June.
Immigrant Advocates Applaud Gov. Hochul’s School Masking Mandate, Urge the Governor to do More to Keep Schools Open and Safe
New York, NY-During her first day as New York’s Governor, Kathy Hochul directed the Department of Health to make masks mandatory for anyone entering New York’s public schools. The announcement follows Mayor Bill De Blasio’s order that New York City teachers and other Department of Education staff receive their first shot no later than September 27. Immigrant advocates, led by the New York Immigration Coalition, applauded Governor Hochul’s new order and pushed for mandatory vaccination of school personnel and students 12 years of age and older.
Speaker Pelosi Delivers Critical House Votes In Support of Pathway to Citizenship in Budget Reconciliation Resolution
New York, NY—Today, House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, passed the resolution on the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation infrastructure package. The vote follows the package’s passage in the Senate earlier this month. The ambitious legislation earmarks $107 billion to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, and immigrant essential workers, including potentially hundreds of thousands of immigrant New Yorkers.
As American Troops Withdraw from Afghanistan, Immigrant Rights Advocates Demand Expedited Visa Processing and Expansion of Refugee Program
New York, NY-As nearly two decades of U.S. occupation of Afghanistan come to a close, the New York Immigration Coalition calls on the Biden Administration to expedite refugee resettlement efforts focused on humanitarian needs.
New York, NY-Thursday morning, the US Census Bureau released the state by state results for the 2020 Census. The numbers revealed a more diverse state and one where the state’s population grew by more than 4% over the past decade, despite the count taking place during a pandemic and the Trump administration’s concerted effort to exclude immigrant New Yorkers from the census.
Following SCOTUS Blocking NY’s Eviction Moratorium, Advocates Demand Fully Accessible Fund for Excluded Workers
New York, NY- Late on Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States blocked New York State’s eviction moratorium. The emergency order specifically targeted the COVID Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act, which protected renters from eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic.
With Senate Vote on Budget Reconciliation, Decades-long Fight for Immigrant Rights One Step Closer to Victory
New York, NY-Today, Senate Democrats passed the first step towards a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation infrastructure package. The ambitious legislation earmarks $107 billion to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, and immigrant essential workers, including hundreds of thousands of immigrant New Yorkers.
Statement form Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition on the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo:
“We honor the bravery of the women who have come forward at great personal risk to share their stories and commend the leadership of Attorney General James for her unwavering commitment to ensuring these women were heard.