New York, NY-Today, the US Immigration Policy Center released a blockbuster report laying out the benefits of refugee resettlement. The report comes after a series of horrific photos of US Customs and Border Protection agents using their horse's reins as whips against Haitian migrants crossing the Rio Grande River sparked outrage.
New York, NY—The New York Immigration Coalition applauded Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to provide $27 million in cash assistance for flooding victims excluded from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) help.
New York, NY—Earlier this week, horrific photos of US Customs and Border Protection agents using their horse's reins as whips while stopping Haitian migrants from crossing the Rio Grande River near the Del Rio-Acuna Port of Entry in Del Rio, Texas, sparked widespread outrage.
In Advance of NYC Council Hearing, Immigrant Advocates Push for Critical Bill Expanding Immigrant Municipal Voting Rights
New York, NY-Today, the Our City, Our Vote Coalition (OCOV), led by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and United Neighborhood Houses, were joined by immigrant rights and civic engagement advocates and allies to demand the immediate passage of New York City Council bill Intro 1867, which would expand the right to vote in municipal elections to immigrant New Yorkers with legal permanent residence status or work authorization.
New York, NY-This afternoon, the bipartisan New York State Independent Redistricting Commission released two sets of draft maps after failing to reach a bipartisan agreement. The maps detail the districts for New York’s congressional and state representative seats.
With Start of School, Immigrant Parents & Education Advocates Lay Out Hopes and Demands for Successful Academic Year
New York, NY—Today, the New York Immigration Coalition, the Education Collaborative, advocates, and immigrant parents held a media briefing demanding the Department of Education (DOE) immediately adopt recommendations outlined in the Education Collaborative’s 2021 ELL Roadmap, which provides a blueprint for how the DOE can develop and implement a comprehensive plan for catching up ELLs, ELLs with disabilities, and students with Limited English Proficient parents and improve communications with immigrant families.
New York, NY- Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed legislative language that includes a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants as a part of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package. The legislation earmarks $107 billion to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, farm workers, and immigrant essential workers, including potentially hundreds of thousands of immigrant New Yorkers.
New York, NY—The 20th anniversary of September 11, 2001, has set off a national conversation on the fear, backlash, and policy decisions sparked by the horrific event. In the immediate days and weeks after 9/11, many Muslim, Arab and immigrant New Yorkers were the targets of hate crimes and abuse.
New York, NY—On Monday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state Department of Health will designate COVID-19 as a public health threat and that her administration will implement the NY HERO Act. The bill ensures the protection of millions of workers, regardless of immigration status, by providing protocols on testing, face masks, PPE, social distancing, hand hygiene, disinfection, and engineering controls during this pandemic and into the future.