New York, NY—Today, several New York Republican officials, along with the New York Republican State Committee and the Republican National Committee, filed a legal challenge seeking to subvert the will of the New York City Council and stop more than 800,000 New Yorkers from voting in local municipal elections.
Immigrant Rights Advocates Dismiss GOP Lawsuit as Purely Partisan Attack on Immigrant Communities and Democracy
Hochul Commits to Legal and Language Access Services, Yet Neglects Healthcare Needs of Immigrant NYers
New York, NY–Today, Governor Kathy Hochul unveiled her State of the State Budget Book. The book includes an 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—funding that is critical to keeping New York families together.
With Re-Implementation of MPP, President Biden Fundamentally Betrays Our Moral Imperatives to Those Seeking Asylum
New York, NY - Today, President Joseph R. Biden officially reimplemented the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or Remain in Mexico program. In October, reports broke of the White House’s plans to re-start the controversial program. Initially a policy of President Trump, MPP sent roughly 70,000 people fleeing persecution to unsafe areas of Mexico while they awaited their hearings.
Advocates Protest Watered Down Immigration in Build Back Better as an Unacceptable Temporary Stopgap
New York, NY-Today, House Democrats passed the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better reconciliation package. The spending plan includes immigration provisions that would grant temporary and time-limited immigration and work benefits to immigrants who entered the country before 2011 but would not provide any roadmap to citizenship.
Advocates Decry Watered Down Immigration Provisions in Build Back Better as Unacceptable
New York, NY—Today, House Democrats released the text of their Build Back Better reconciliation package. The spending plan includes immigration provisions, which would grant temporary and time-limited immigration and work benefits to immigrants brought here as children, TPS holders, and farmworkers, but without any path to a green card and eventual citizenship.
Long Islanders Keep Pressure on Sen. Schumer to Deliver Pathway to Citizenship
Long Island, NY-Today, the New York Immigration Coalition, local immigrant rights groups, allies and Long Islanders marched from the North Fork Spanish Apostolate to Peconic Riverfront Park. The marchers held a rally at the park calling on Senate Majority Leader Schumer to deliver on a pathway to citizenship.
With Re-Implementation of MPP, President Biden Fundamentally Betrays Our Obligations to Those Seeking Asylum
New York, NY - Today, President Joseph R. Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced plans to reimplement the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) or Remain in Mexico program by mid-November. Initially implemented by President Trump, MPP sent roughly 70,000 people fleeing persecution to unsafe areas of Mexico while they awaited their hearings.
Treatment of Haitian Migrants by Biden Administration Just Latest Example of Structural Racism Faced by Black Immigrants
New York, NY - On Thursday, October 14, New York Immigration Coalition joined several partners on a national Black Migrant Day of Action organized by the Haitian Bridge Alliance to support Haitian and Black immigrants and migrants. This week, immigrant rights advocates have demanded an end to the deportation flights of Haitians from the southern border and the use of the Title 42 order to deny people their right to claim asylum.
Westchester Elected Officials Community Members, Workers Demand Resource Expansion for Excluded Workers Fund
White Plains, NY - Today, workers, elected officials, and community members, led by the New York Immigration Coalition, from the Hudson Valley held a rally joining the growing chorus of calls for Governor Kathy Hochul and state legislators to add funding to the state’s Excluded Workers Fund, which just closed this past Friday as the program runs out of funding amid skyrocketing demand.
Immigrant NYers Begin #NoSleepTilCitizenship at Senator Schumer’s Home
Brooklyn, NY—Tonight, dozens of immigrants and allies with sleeping bags and blankets began a #NoSleepTilCitizenship sleep-out in front of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s Brooklyn home. The sleep-out comes as immigrant New Yorkers and allies across the country continue to ramp up pressure on Democratic leaders to ignore the parliamentarian’s advisory opinion and include a pathway to citizenship in the budget reconciliation package this year.