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.
Fight for 1 Million Immigrant Voices Comes to Queens to Celebrate Securing Super-Majority on Bill Expanding Immigrant Voting Rights
New York, NY-Today marks the ninth anniversary of President Barack Obama's historic Rose Garden speech announcing the creation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The DACA program allowed hundreds of thousands of young people to come out of the shadows and apply for work authorization and protection from deportation for recurring two-year periods.
Advocates, Allies, and Immigrant NYers Rally Outside City Hall for a Budget that Centers Immigrants as Essential to NYC’s Recovery
New York, NY—Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), immigrant rights advocates, allies, and immigrant New Yorkers brought their demand for an FY 2022 budget that recognizes immigrants as essential to New York’s recovery to City Hall.
New York, NY—This week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand affirmed her support for deploying any means necessary, including budget reconciliation, to provide a road to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. Her statement comes after New York representatives Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat, Mondaire Jones, Grace Meng, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Nydia Velázquez made the same commitment last month.
As Albany Lawmakers End Session, Immigrant Rights Advocates Celebrate Historic Wins, Double Down on Bold 2022 Agenda
Albany, NY-Following the end of the legislative session in Albany, immigrant rights advocates, led by the New York Immigration Coalition, celebrated several historic wins—including the creation of a $2.1 billion fund for excluded workers and the passage of the NY HERO Act, which ensures the protection of millions of front-line workers, regardless of immigration status by creating permanent, enforceable health and safety standards to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other airborne infectious diseases in the workplace.
Immigrant Rights and Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Demand Immediate Passage of Parole Justice, Clean Slate and New York for All Legislation
Yonkers, NY-Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) joined with Decarcerate the Hudson Valley, a coalition of criminal justice advocates, to call for the passage of four bills - Elder Parole, Fair and Timely Parole, Clean Slate, and New York for All - ahead of the end of New York’s legislative session on June 10. Together, these four bills would reunite families, end perpetual punishment and address the criminalization of Black, brown and immigrant communities.
Key Members of NY Congressional Delegation Back Using Budget Reconciliation for Pathway to Citizenship
New York, NY-Today, New York Representatives Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat, Mondaire Jones, Grace Meng, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Nydia Velázquez called for the use of budget reconciliation to provide a road to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers.
New York, NY—Today, the Biden Administration announced that it would be renewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for more than the 50,000 Haitians living in the U.S., and redesignating TPS for Haitians for those who arrived in the U.S. after 2010, which could benefit up to 100,000 additional people.
Washington, DC – Hundreds of immigrant mothers, families, and allies held a ‘People’s Hearing’ in the street in front of the Senate Buildings in Northeast DC, to urgently call for citizenship for undocumented immigrants, right before the Senate hearing on the Citizenship for Essential Workers Bill.
After Relentless Organizing by Essential Workers and Advocates, Governor Cuomo Signs NY HERO Act Into Law
NEW YORK, NY – After relentless organizing and pressure from essential workers and advocates, Governor Cuomo signed the NY HERO Act into law, which passed with bipartisan support in the New York State Assembly and Senate. Over the past few months, support for this common-sense and bipartisan legislation has grown as the NY Essential Workers Coalition ran a highly disciplined, focused, and strategic campaign to win.