NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday evening, Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced plans to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. at 30,000, a record low. In previous years, the government has accepted far fewer refugees into the country than the cap, so the actual number of refugees admitted will almost certainly be drastically lower.
On Citizenship Day, lawyers, legal service providers, and advocates encourage immigrants to become citizens while acknowledging new hurdles
NEW YORK, NY - Today on Citizenship Day, lawyers, legal service providers, and advocates from the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and The Legal Aid Society outlined the Trump administration’s efforts to thwart the legal process of becoming a citizen and threats to naturalized citizens.
Immigrant advocates call for executive action amid spike in detention
BUFFALO, NY - As the number of New York immigrants detained grows, the New York Immigration Coalition, Alianza Agricola, the Workers Justice Center of New York, and community members held a press call today demanding Governor Andrew Cuomo take executive action and expand access to driver’s licenses to protect all New Yorkers.
DHS seeks to curtail rights of immigrant children in detention
NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, the Trump administration proposed a new regulation in an attempt to restrict the rights of immigrant children, seeking to remove court-imposed time limits on how long the government is allowed to keep minors in detention.
Dreamers and immigrant advocates reflect on a year of uncertainty
NEW YORK, NY - Today, the New York Immigration Coalition held a press call with Dreamers, immigrant advocates, and legal service providers, marking one year since the Trump administration terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
NEW YORK, NY - Today, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in the Southern District of Texas denied Texas and other states’ attempts to place an injunction on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his decision, Judge Hanen ruled that because Texas and the other states had waited years to file their lawsuit, ending the program now would harm the best interests of the public.
Immigrant Advocates Call on Gov. Cuomo to Take Action on Driver’s Licenses
ROCHESTER, NY– Last night, an East Bethany community leader was pulled over by Attica police, and handed over to Border Patrol for not having a valid driver’s license.
Recent reports in the media signal the Trump Administration’s intention to propose dramatic changes to "public charge" that would threaten the ability of many immigrants and their families to confidently use public programs without possible consequences to their immigration status.
Immigrant advocates and health experts break down the potential damage
NEW YORK, NY - Today, the New York Immigration Coalition held a press call with health experts and community members to brief the media on a potential new rule from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that could make immigrant families choose between using public health, food, and housing programs, and maintaining their legal status in the U.S.
If the rule is proposed and approved, many legal immigrants could be at serious risk of being unable to renew their visas or become permanent residents if they apply for certain federal programs.
UTICA, NY– Today, President Trump will be visiting Fort Drum and supporting Representative Claudia Tenney (R-NY) in Utica, NY. Recently, Fort Drum authorities detained two immigrant grandparents, who were visiting their grandson stationed at the base.