Blockbuster Report Again Confirms Benefits of Refugee Resettlement

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.

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.

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.

House Judiciary Committee Takes Historic Step Forward for Immigrant Communities

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.

Hochul’s Signature of NY Hero Act Marks Huge Victory for NY’s Essential Workers

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.