AmeriCorps Week: Wendy Odle-Harvey

March 16th, 2018

Civic Corps Member Wendy Odle-Harvey

By Wendy Odle-Harvey

Let me start by saying, “awesome”,”amazing”,“inspiring”. Here are some of the reasons why serving as an AmeriCorps member at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is all that and more to me.

Suffolk Sheriff Will Continue Honoring Cooperation With ICE

March 7th, 2018

Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon at left. (Photo:Pat Young)

Suffolk County’s new sheriff, Errol Toulon Jr., replaced Vincent DeMarco in January. De Marco, a staunchly conservative supporter of President Trump’s immigration policies, had established a policy of tight cooperation with ICE. He used the Sheriff’s Department to enforce immigration laws in Long Island’s easternmost county and rented detention space in the county jail to ICE.

There were hopes that Sheriff Toulon, a Democrat, would follow his national party’s lead by reconsidering DeMarco’s anti-immigrant program.

Staff Series: Francis Madi

December 20th, 2017

Francis Madi, Manager of Advocacy

Q. First, tell us what happened at the rally. How did the December 6th mobilization go?

The December 6th mobilization to Washington DC to protect TPS and pass a clean DREAM Act was very powerful and beautiful.

Trump Proposes Cutting Legal Immigration in Half

August 2nd, 2017

President Trump called for an end to the family-based immigration system in a speech today. Currently, more than two-thirds of immigration to the United States is based on the immigrant having a close family relationship to an American Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Green Light NY: Driving Together

The NYIC is leading a statewide campaign to make driver’s licenses available to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status. Partnering with our members across the state, we launched Green Light NY: Driving Together campaign. On March 6, 2017, the NYIC held a day of action in Albany where hundreds of advocates and affected individuals convened at the Capitol building for a press conference to urge lawmakers to support Bill A4050. Bill A4050 would provide limited purpose driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, which in turn would protect immigrants, strengthen public safety, and grow the economy.

Staff Series: Just Ask Max

May 30th, 2017

Max Hadler, Senior Health Advocacy Manager

The NYIC's Senior Manager of Health Advocacy Max Hadler sat down with us last week to discuss the impact of the American Health Care Act on immigrants - and all New Yorkers - and the NYIC's advocacy against the bill, as well as how he came to the NYIC and what it means to work on health advocacy for immigrants during this uncertain time.

Safe Havens: Protecting and Supporting New York State’s Immigrant Students

May 17th, 2017

As the families of more than 190,000 immigrant students across New York State wrestle with the current climate of fear and uncertainty, a new report finds major inconsistencies in how New York’s school districts are responding and the extent to which they are rising to the challenge of protecting and supporting the immigrant students and families they are charged to serve.

Need legal assistance?

Call the NYS Immigration Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or view our directory of service providers here