Immigrant Rights Advocates and Elected Officials Celebrate Senate’s Passage of the Language Access Act

New York—Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), elected officials, member organizations, allies, and immigrant New Yorkers celebrate the passage of the Language Access Expansion Act in the New York State Senate.

Championed by Senator Tim Kennedy (D-63), the State Senate moved to pass the Language Access Expansion Act (S.3381-A / A.7235), extending the current Language Access policy.

Advocates and Lawmakers Demand $150 Million Investment in Legal Services, Passage of Access to Representation Act

As Budget Deadline Looms, Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Enact a Budget that Uplifts All New Yorkers

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Albany, NY—Today, the CARE for Immigrant Families coalition rallied with immigrant rights advocates, elected officials,  allies and impacted people at the State Capitol to demand a $150 million investment in immigrant legal services.

Immigrant Advocates Applaud Defense of Right-to-Shelter Mandate, Demand Permanent Housing Solutions from Adams

New York, NY—Following months of court proceedings, the Legal Aid Society and the Coalition for the Homeless announced a settlement with New York City, effectively ending the government’s legal challenge against New York’s Right to Shelter consent decree, established under Callahan v. Carey in 1981. 

The terms of the latest settlement are temporary and only apply to newly arrived single asylum-seeking adults, effective solely during the current humanitarian crisis.

Advocates Applaud Albany Common Council’s Support for Immigrant Legal Services Access

Council to vote Monday on resolution backing first-in-the-nation state bill establishing right to an attorney in immigration proceedings

ALBANY — Leading immigrant rights advocacy organizations today applauded Albany Common Council members for their support of state legislation that would establish a first-in-the-nation right to legal counsel in immigration proceedings, which is already available in criminal proceedings.

Fast Facts on the US-Mexico Border

The Biden administration and Congress are proposing draconian measures that would create a government-mandated asylum ban. These proposals are so extreme that even Border officials recognize that they will create more chaos at the southern border while failing to address the structural issues at hand.

State Legislature Improved Congressional Maps, But Could Have Gone Further

New York, NY—Today, the New York State Legislature voted to approve their plan for Congressional district maps that will be in effect for the next decade. While the state Legislature has taken steps to reduce the splitting of minority communities of interest, the maps do not go far enough to represent all New Yorkers, including immigrant communities.