New York, NY-Today, President Joe Biden announced that the US will raise the cap on refugee admissions to 125,000 in 2021. The proposal is a stark departure from President Trump’s policies, which drastically cut admissions from 110,000 in 2016 to 15,000 in the current fiscal year.
New York, NY-Since February 1st, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has deported roughly 300 Haitians, with another shameful 1800 deportations expected in the next two weeks. ICE’s aggressive approach is in line with the Trump-era policy of targeting Black migrants.
Immigrant Advocates Welcome Biden’s Review of Public Charge Rule, Urge Immediate Action to Undo Damage of Trump Era
The New York Immigration Coalition applauds President Biden’s Executive Order directing the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, and Department of Justice to immediately review the “Public Charge” rules put in place by his predecessor.
Passage of Street Vendor Bill Caps Off Years of Advocacy to Bring Opportunity & Justice to Working Immigrant NYers
New York, NY—Today, the New York Immigration Coalition applauded the New York City Council’s passage of Intro 1116, which, among other things, will increase the number of street vendor licenses for the first time since the 1970s. NYIC advocated both within and outside City Hall to ensure the passage of the legislation.
Four Years After Leading the Fight Against Trump’s Muslim Ban at JFK, Immigrant Rights Advocates Celebrate Biden’s Rescission of the Ban and Unveiling of the U.S. Citizenship Act
New York, NY-Today, advocates, Muslim Americans, and the New York Immigration Coalition led a rally celebrating President Joe Biden’s rescission of his predecessor’s profoundly racist Muslim Ban and the unveiling of the U.S. Citizenship Act, which provides a path to citizenship for 11 million people without legal status.
New York, NY-Today, shortly after Joseph R. Biden and Kamala Harris took their oaths of office to become President and Vice President of the United States, the new administration unveiled the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021. The expansive legislation would provide a pathway to citizenship for roughly 11 million people currently living in the U.S. without legal status.
Washington, D.C.—A coalition of business, labor, faith and immigrant rights organizations are calling on the Biden administration, in a letter, to include nearly 8 million tax-paying immigrants in the proposed $1,400 stimulus payments. Trump included U.S. citizen spouses and U.S. citizen children in mixed immigrant status households, but did not include all immigrant taxpayers or all U.S. citizen children.
New York, NY—Noting the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession on immigrant communities, the New York Immigration Coalition hosted a briefing covering the State’s vaccine program and the impact of the most recent federal relief package, and the inclusion of mixed-status families for stimulus checks.
Immigrant Advocates Applaud Gov. Cuomo for his Continued Support of the Liberty Defense Project In 2021 State of the State
Albany, NY—Today, immigrant advocates thanked Governor Andrew Cuomo for his recognition of the continued need for immigration legal services funding. While recognizing the importance of fully-funded immigration legal services, the New York Immigration Coalition calls for a more ambitious state-wide agenda.
Dismantling Trump Legacy on Immigration and Transforming System Requires Action on Day 1 of Biden Administration
New York, NY—Citing the Democratic Party’s majority control in Congress, the New York Immigration Coalition, advocates, New Yorkers, and policy experts called for the Biden administration to keep their promise to restore humanity to our immigration system within the first 100 days in office.