Immigrant Advocates Applaud Extension and Redesignation of TPS for Haiti

New York, NY—Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti for an additional 18 months, from February 4, 2023, through August 3, 2024. Secretary Mayorkas also redesignated Haiti for TPS, allowing Haitian nationals residing in the United States as of November 6, 2022, to apply for TPS through August 3, 2024, so long as they meet all eligibility requirements.

First-In-Nation Legislation Would Create State Right for Legal Representation to Support Newly Arrived Asylum Seekers & Immigrant New Yorkers

NEW YORK – In response to Texas, Florida, and Arizona officials bussing nonconsenting asylum seekers to New York City and other surrounding regions, a broad coalition of elected officials, advocacy organizations, and impacted families today launched the new Campaign for Access, Representation, and Equity (CARE) for Immigrant Families, to pass the Access to Representation Act (S81B/A1961A). The bill will guarantee access to lawyers for immigrants at risk of deportation in New York.

Immigrant Advocates Celebrate Introduction of Erie County Language Access Act, Demand Swift Passage

Erie County, NY—Today, the Language Access Working Group and Erie County Legislators gathered at the Legislature to celebrate the introduction of the Erie County Language Access Act in the Erie County Legislature. This bill would require all Erie County departments and agencies to adopt a language access plan which shall include language services in the top six languages spoken in Erie County, a community advisory council to give community groups representation and power over the planning and implementation, live interpretation, a specific timeline for the translation of vital documents, and more.

Title 42 Blocked By Judge, NYIC Applauds Historic Life-Saving Decision

New York, NY—Today, Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia blocked the implementation of Title 42, which has expelled migrants along the Southern border on the pretextual basis of public health concerns. The New York Immigration Coalition applauds this decision to protect the rights of asylum seekers, while demanding expanded protections for people seeking freedom in the United States.

Long Island Elected Leaders Demand Language Access Equity In Nassau County Police Department

Long Island, NY–Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and the Long Island Language Advocates Coalition (LILAC) sent a letter signed by elected officials on Long Island to the Nassau County Executive, Bruce Blakeman, demanding compliance of the existing language access policy by the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD). This comes after the NYIC and LILAC released a report in September detailing the systemic neglect of people living in Nassau County who have limited English proficiency.

Breakdown of TPS Settlement Negotiations Risks 250K Lives, Immigrant Advocates Demand Permanent Protections

New York, NY—Today, news broke that settlement talks for Ramos v. Nielsen have collapsed, leaving more than 250,000 people who currently have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) at risk of deportation. The New York Immigration Coalition decries this breakdown of negotiations, and demands that President Biden restore TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua, while also providing a pathway to citizenship.

Immigrant Advocates Denounce Opening of Randall’s Island Tent Camp

New York, NY–Today, the Randall’s Island “Humanitarian Emergency Response and Relief Center” opened to house new asylum seekers arriving in New York City. The New York Immigration Coalition strongly denounces the decision to house asylum seekers in tent encampments in this mass transit desert, and demands Mayor Adams utilize alternative housing options to meaningfully protect new arrivals.

Judge Hanen’s DACA Ruling Cruelly Endangers Millions, Immigrant Advocates Demand Pathway to Citizenship

New York, NY—Today, U.S. Judge Andrew Hanen of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas issued an injunction preventing the Biden administration’s recent DACA regulation from taking effect. This is not a final ruling, and while DACA still stands for existing recipients and renewals are allowed, no new or lapsed applications will be processed.