Overdue Bipartisan Senate Action on Abuse of Immigrant Children

August 1st, 2018

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein sent a joint letter to the Inspectors General of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security asking for an investigation into press reports that children separated from their parents had been subjected to abuse, including sexual molestation.

Cops Must End Participation in Trump’s War on Immigrants

July 18th, 2018

By Patrick Young

The courts and the public have come down hard on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border. Two federal district court judges have criticized Trump's policies of separating children from their families and the failure of the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to take corrective measures ordered by the courts.

Family Separation at the US Border – What You Can Do

June 25th, 2018

Many New Yorkers have spent the last few weeks wondering what they can do to voice their outrage at the policy of separating immigrant children from their mothers and fathers. On Father’s Day, it was revealed that nearly 2,000 children had been taken from their parents in the six week period between April 19th and May 31st of this year. This document is an aggregate of information put together by partners. For questions about specific events or opportunities please contact the relevant organizers through the links provided.

Staff Series: Claudia Calhoon, Director of Health Policy

April 2nd, 2018

In the midst of anti-immigrant policies piping down from the Trump administration, on January 23, Governor Cuomo announced that DACA recipients would remain eligible for the state-funded Medicaid program, regardless of federal policy changes. To better understand the significance of this victory, we sat down with Claudia Calhoun, the NYIC Director of Health Policy.

AmeriCorps Week: Alejandra Lopez-Cuellar

March 16th, 2018

NYIC VISTA Leader Alejandra Lopez-Cuellar

By Alejandra Lopez-Cuellar

I began my first year as an AmeriCorps VISTA shortly after graduating from college in the Spring of 2016. At the time, and even now, I had no idea what I wanted to do career wise.

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.