With Senate Vote on Budget Reconciliation, Decades-long Fight for Immigrant Rights One Step Closer to Victory

New York, NY-Today, Senate Democrats passed the first step towards a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation infrastructure package. The ambitious legislation earmarks $107 billion to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, and immigrant essential workers, including hundreds of thousands of immigrant New Yorkers.

New York Immigration Coalition Responds to Governor Cuomo’s Resignation

Statement form Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition on the resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo:

“We honor the bravery of the women who have come forward at great personal risk to share their stories and commend the leadership of Attorney General James for her unwavering commitment to ensuring these women were heard.

Decades of Fierce Advocacy Culminates with $107 Billion for a Pathway to Citizenship Included in Dems’ $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package

New York, NY- Early Monday morning, Senate Democrats, led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, unveiled the text of their $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation infrastructure package. The bill earmarks $107 billion to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status recipients, and immigrant essential workers, including hundreds of thousands of immigrant New Yorkers.

NY Immigrant Rights Advocates and NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic, and Asian Legislative Caucus Mark 20th Anniversary of Original Dream Act With Call for Inclusion of Immigration Legalization in upcoming Budget Reconciliation Process

New York, NY-Today marks the twentieth anniversary of the original introduction of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would provide a road to a green card and then citizenship for immigrants who came to this country as children.

1,000 Immigrant Essential Workers & Allies Take Over Manhattan Bridge Calling for Citizenship for All

Aerial footage over Manhattan bridge here

New York, NY–Today, immigrant rights advocates brought their demand for the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship for 5 million undocumented essential workers, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiaries, and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients in the next federal infrastructure package to the streets of New York City.

Far Right TX Judge Orders Immediate End of DACA, NY Immigrant Rights Advocates Demand Swift Action by Biden

New York, NY-Judge Andrew Hanen, today, ruled the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) invalid going forward. In his ruling, Judge Hanen blocked the Department of Homeland Security from approving any new grants of DACA. As of now, the Judge’s order will not impact current DACA recipients or their ability to renew their grants of DACA.

In May 2018, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with six other state Attorneys General, filed a suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Schumer Delivers, Dem’s $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Package Includes Pathway to Citizenship for Millions

New York, NY-Late Tuesday evening, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion infrastructure package, which will enact President Joe Biden’s entire social welfare and family aid program. Included in the massive proposal is a pathway to citizenship for millions of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status recipients, and immigrant essential workers, including hundreds of thousands of immigrant New Yorkers.

DOE Academic Recovery Plan Fails Immigrant Students and Families

New York, NY-Following the release of the New York City’s Department of Education’s (DOE) Academic Recovery Plan (ARP), the New York Immigration Coalition Education Collaborative is sounding the alarm regarding the ARP’s lack of sufficient investments in programs to support immigrant students to fully recover from the academic impact of remote learning.

New Yorkers Elect Most Diverse Slate of Council Members in History

New York, NY-Today, the New York City Board of Elections’ official vote tallies confirmed that voters elected the most diverse slate of Council Members in the city’s history. In 2022, 35 of the 51-member legislative body will be people of color. Additionally, 29 of the incoming Council Members are women, which marks the first time that the City Council achieved true gender parity.

Fight for 1 Million Immigrant Voices Comes to Queens to Celebrate Securing Super-Majority on Bill Expanding Immigrant Voting Rights

New York, NY—Today, the Our City, Our Vote (OCOV) coalition, led by the New York Immigration Coalition and United Neighborhood Houses, and NYC Council Member Francisco Moya were joined by immigrant rights and civic engagement advocates, allies, and Queens residents to celebrate securing a super-majority on Intro 1867, which would expand the right to vote in municipal elections to immigrant New Yorkers with legal permanent residence status or work authorization.