New York Immigration Coalition Responds to Federal Court Dismissing Erie County Clerk’s Lawsuit Against “Green Light NY” Law

Green Light Law Still to Go Into Effect on December 14, 2019
New York, NY—Today, the United States District Court of the Western District of New York dismissed the Erie County vs. New York State lawsuit challenging the Green Light law.

A coalition of eight states and the District of Columbia and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a brief in support of New York State in September.

NYIC Recommends a “YES” Vote on Ballot Initiatives!

Starting October 26th, New Yorkers will be able to vote on 5 categories containing 19 total proposals. Voters will be asked to approve or disapprove each category, not individual proposals. NYIC recommends a “YES” vote on all questions. Read our recommendations here.

Time Is Running Out—Gov. Cuomo Must Act Now to Prevent an Undercount

Community Based Organizations Call on Cuomo to Implement Complete Count Commission’s Recommendations and Quickly Allocate Funds for Census Outreach

NEW YORK, NY – Today, the New York State Complete Count Commission released its final report offering recommendations for ensuring a complete and accurate Census count in 2020, which will now be transmitted to the Governor for review.

Accurate 2020 Census Count At Risk, Gov. Cuomo Yet to Release Funds for Census Outreach

Six Months out from Census Day, Community Based Organizations Call on Gov. Cuomo to Release Funds to Guarantee an Accurate and Fair Census Count

NEW YORK, NY – With only six months left until Census Day (April 1, 2020), which marks the official start of data collection for the 2020 Census, community based organizations (CBOs) are sounding the alarm about the need for Governor Cuomo to release allocated Census funding to ensure a fair and accurate count.

NYIC Denounces Trump Plan to Essentially End Country’s Refugee Program

Trump Administration Announces Near Shutdown of Refugee Admissions for FY 2020
NEW YORK, NY—Today, the Trump administration announced a near shutdown of the refugee admissions program, creating a virtual ban on refugees.This, when coupled with the asylum ban instituted earlier this month, effectively terminates the United States’ humanitarian immigration program completely.

SCOTUS Allows Trump Administration To Implement An Asylum Ban While Legal Battle Continues

New York, NY—Yesterday, The Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to bar most asylum seekers from everywhere other than Mexico from seeking refuge in the United States, while the legal fight around this policy plays out in the courts. The Supreme Court said the administration may enforce new rules that forbid asylum applications from those who have traveled through another country on their way to the United States without being denied asylum in that country.

Trump Administration Ends Life-Saving Program For Immigrants and Children

“Medical Deferred Action” is Halted Without Formal Warning or Announcement
New York, NY–With little warning and no formal announcement, the Trump Administration has ended a program known as “medical deferred action.” Under this program, people were able to remain in the U.S. for two-year periods if they could prove extreme medical need.

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