2019 Leg Agenda: NYS Must Protect Immigrants At All Costs

Advocates ramp up efforts to expand driver’s license access
+ Double funding for Liberty Defense Project, $40M for local 2020 Census outreach, $532M for state-funded Essential Plan, $15.3M for Adult Literacy Education

NEW YORK, NY – In the upcoming 2019 legislative session, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) will be pushing an aggressive agenda to invest in and protect the state’s 4.4 million immigrants.

Westchester Leaders + Law Enforcement: ‘Expand Driver’s Licenses for All New Yorkers’

County Executive George Latimer, State Senator Shelley Mayer, and immigrant advocates hold community forum

WESTCHESTER, NY - Monday, December 3rd, members of the Green Light NY campaign, including the New York Immigration Coalition, Immigrant Action, Neighbors Link, and Indivisible Westchester, held a community forum with State Senator Shelley Mayer in support of legislation to expand access to driver’s licenses for all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.

Trump Unleashes Tear Gas On Innocent Children

NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, as the migrant caravan peacefully approached the United States southern border, United States Customs and Border Protection shutdown border crossing and fired tear gas on hundreds of migrant families attempting to seek asylum.

BREAKING: State Supreme Court Stops Cops From Colluding With ICE

Immigrant advocates push Albany for driver’s licenses

NEW YORK, NY – Yesterday, a Brooklyn appeals court ruled that local police cannot detain an immigrant on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, affirming the long-standing belief held by advocates and localities that local authorities cannot honor a detainer from ICE.

In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said:

“This is a victory for immigrant New Yorkers, but also illustrates the importance of the state protecting all New Yorkers by expanding driver’s licenses.

Middletown Advocates Secure Municipal IDs For All

NEW YORK, NY –  Last Monday, the Middletown Common Council unanimously passed legislation to create a municipal ID, becoming the third city in New York State to do so. The program will allow Middletown residents to access services, programs, and benefits, regardless of immigration status.

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