BREAKING: Advocates Slam Trump’s Proclamation To Block Asylum Seekers

November 9th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, President Trump signed a proclamation denying migrants from claiming asylum between ports of entry at the United States Southern border. Yesterday, DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker announced an interim final rule, setting the stage for these restrictions to take immediate effect.

BREAKING: Advocates Denounce Illegal DHS Proposal Blocking Asylum Seekers

November 8th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker announced an interim final rule change that will restrict migrants from claiming asylum at the United States Southern border. Plans for the rule change were first leaked ahead of the midterm elections, indicating that President Trump plans to unilaterally reject refuge, safety, and entry into the United States for asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border between ports of entry; future presidential proclamations could include additional barriers to entry.

Census Citizenship Trial Opens, Immigrant New Yorkers Rally

November 8th, 2018

OAG and ACLU argue that proposed citizenship question to the 2020 Census is racially motivated attempt to scare immigrants from participating

NEW YORK, NY - Today marks the start of a major federal trial over the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Debunking Trump’s Fake “Debate” About Birthright Citizenship

October 31st, 2018

NEW YORK, NY -  Yesterday Senator Chuck Grassley issued a statement responding to President Trump’s claim to end birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants and amend the Constitution through executive order. Grassley referenced a “debate” among “legal scholars” as to whether birthright citizenship, as outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, is applicable to the children of undocumented immigrants born in the United States.

5 Fast Facts on Birthright Citizenship

October 30th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, President Trump revealed his plan to issue an executive order, attempting to end birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented parents in the United States. The 14th amendment of the Constitution grants citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil.

NYS Needs to Invest $40M to Save Census or Lose Millions More

October 29th, 2018

Rep Nadler, Kathryn Wylde, community organizations, call on Gov. Cuomo to fund Census outreach for fair and accurate count in 2020
Fiscal Policy Institute releases cost analysis of community outreach

NEW YORK, NY - On Monday, October 29th, the New York Counts 2020 coalition, business leaders, and elected officials held a press conference calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to commit $40 million to fund outreach efforts for the 2020 Census.

In Response to the Armed Attack on the Jewish Community in Pittsburgh

October 28th, 2018

In response to the horrific shooting yesterday at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

“New York’s immigrant communities condemn the horrific terrorist attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The NYIC Condemns Trump Administration’s Attack on Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Communities

October 23rd, 2018

Efforts to establish a legal definition of sex will hurt vulnerable immigrants

“The  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services memorandum detailing plans to establish a new and inaccurate federal definition of sex is a dangerous attack on New York State’s transgender  and gender non-conforming residents,” said Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition.

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