Hochul’s Executive Budget Fails to Fully Meet the Needs of Immigrants During NY’s Historic Crisis

New York, NY–Today, Governor Kathy Hochul released her first Executive Budget. The budget includes a slight increase in funding for The Liberty Defense Project, which provides free legal assistance and representation to immigrants outside of New York City, and increased funding for the Office of New Americans—critical to keeping New York families together.

Members of Congress Speak, Activists Arrested at Capitol BBB Rally; Urged Senate: “Bring It Home for the Holidays”

Washington, DC-Over a thousand activists and multiple members of Congress rallied today near the Capitol to call on the Senate to pass the Build Back Better bill before the holidays, as promised by Democratic leadership. Representatives Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Jan Schakowsky, and Lou Correa spoke at the rally before 40 protestors occupied and were arrested in an act of nonviolent civil disobedience.

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.