Immigrant Advocates Applaud Court’s Decision to Redraw Congressional Map, Uplifts Immigrant Communities

New York, NY— Today, New York’s Court of Appeals ruled in favor of redrawing the state’s Congressional district maps for the 2024 election. Earlier this Fall, the Court of Appeals put a stay on a lower court ruling that New York’s Congressional districts are unconstitutional, and should be redrawn by the New York Independent Redistricting Commission. The current congressional maps played a key role in Republicans flipping critical House seats, and taking control of Congress, in last year’s general election. The state’s redistricting commission has until February 28th to submit a new congressional map. 

Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:

“We applaud the Court’s decision to allow the New York Independent Redistricting Commission to redraw the state’s congressional maps, fostering a more fair and equitable redistricting process that will accurately reflect the diversity of our communities. This outcome will provide immigrant New Yorkers with the opportunity to have their voices and concerns heard, creating a system where their input is a fundamental part of the decision-making process. By ensuring a more inclusive redistricting process, New Yorkers will have an opportunity to elect candidates who actually align with the state’s core values – and actively uplift immigrant communities."