Biden Announces End to Remain in Mexico But Falls Short of Definitive Timeline, NYIC Demands More

New York, NY—The Biden administration announced their intention to end the Remain in Mexico program yesterday, following the Supreme Court certification of Biden v. Texas last week. The New York Immigration Coalition demands more substantial guidelines from the Biden administration on their suspension of Remain in Mexico, and that this policy be ended immediately.

Senate’s Clean Budget Reconciliation Bill Protects Immigrant Communities, Advocates Demand House Pass Bill Swiftly

New York, NY—Today, the United States Senate passed a clean Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) without the inclusion of any anti-immigrant amendments. The New York Immigration Coalition applauds the Senate for protecting immigrant communities in this budget reconciliation bill, while demanding that the House of Representatives pass a clean bill without delay.

DACA Decision from Eastern District of NY Court Threatens Nearly 100K New Applicants, Immigrant Advocates Demand Swift Action by Biden

New York, NY—Yesterday, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York declined to provide relief to the plaintiffs in Batalla Vidal v. Mayorkas, which include nearly 100,000 first-time Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applicants whose applications are in limbo and DACA recipients applying to renew their status after a year or more lapse.

Immigrant Advocates Applaud TPS Redesignation for Syria, While Demanding Equitable Protections for All Refugees

New York, NY—Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced that they would be redesignating Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Syria. The New York Immigration Coalition applauds this decision, which will protect the many Syrian refugees who have recently arrived in the United States, while demanding permanent and equitable protections for all refugees and asylum seekers.

SCOTUS Overturns Remain in Mexico Decision

New York, NY—Today, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that former President Trump’s Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), or Remain in Mexico program, can be terminated by the current Biden administration. The New York Immigration Coalition applauds this decision and demands the immediate end of the Remain in Mexico policy without further delay.

Advocates Respond To Court Decision On Non-Citizen Voting Law

New York, NY—In response in the Richmond County Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate the Our City, Our Vote law (Local Law 11-2022), which gave New Yorkers with legal permanent status or work authorization the right to vote in municipal elections, immigrant advocates and New Yorkers and elected officials released the following statements:

Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition:
“The decision to overturn Local Law 11 by this lower court in Staten Island comes as no surprise to us, because the Republican opponents to the law specifically placed their lawsuit in a court they knew would be favorable to them.