On May Day, Thousands of Immigrant Workers and Labor Leaders Marched for Path to Citizenship and Worker Protections

New York, NY-On May Day, known as International Workers Day, thousands of immigrant workers, labor leaders, unions and allies marched down the streets of lower Manhattan to demand a path to citizenship and worker protections.

"Immigrant workers across this country cannot wait any longer for President Biden to make good on his commitments to our communities," said Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition.

At 11th Hour, Legislature Delivers Vital Reform on Health Care

Albany, NY—Early this morning, the legislature provided a crucial addition to Governor Hochul’s final FY 2023 budget by voting on and passing bills that expanded Medicaid coverage to all eligible women, regardless of immigration status, for up to 12 months post-pregnancy, and removed the citizenship requirements for access to Medicaid for those 65 years of age or older.

NYC Council Speaker Adams’s First Budget Provides Deep Investments for Immigrant NYers

New York, NY—Following the New York City Council’s Response To The Fiscal 2023 Preliminary Budget release, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) applauded several critical additions that would greatly benefit the city’s immigrant population. In particular, NYIC celebrated the inclusion of $25 million to implement the Our City Our Vote law (Local Law 11-2022). Passed last December, the historic law allows New Yorkers who are green card holders or have valid work authorizations to vote in municipal elections.

Immigrant Advocates, Electeds Demand Gov. Hochul Include Health Coverage for All in Final Budget

Albany, NY – Today, the New York Immigration Coalition, alongside elected officials and impacted individuals, rallied the State Capitol in Albany to demand the inclusion of the Coverage for All bill in the final state budget. 

Uninsured immigrants who would be eligible for health coverage under the legislation shared their struggles to access medical care before and during the pandemic.

NYS Union Urge State Lawmakers to Pass Coverage for All

New York, NY – Today, unions, including 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East; 32BJ SEIU; Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU); District Council 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO; Hotel and Gaming Trades Council (HTC); UAW Region 9A; New York State Nurses Association; and Committee of Interns and Residents SEIU, delivered a letter to Governor Hochul, giving their support to the Coverage for All bill, which would create a state-funded health coverage option for New Yorkers with income up to 200% of the federal poverty line regardless of immigration status.

Immigrant Rights Advocates and Elected Allies Bring NY One Step Closer to Greatest Expansion of Language Access in 10 Years

New York—Today, the NYS Senate passed the Language Access Expansion Act (S5236B), which builds on Executive Order No. 26 to significantly increase the scope of language services available to New Yorkers across the state. Introduced by Senator Timothy Kennedy and Assemblymember Latoya Joyner, the legislation doubles the number of languages offered by state and local governments from six to twelve.