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.

Immigrant NYers Double Down on Demand that Senate Majority Leader Schumer Deliver a Pathway to Citizenship

New York, NY—Today, immigrant New Yorkers increased the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Schumer to deliver on citizenship in the federal budget reconciliation package. In front of Senator Schumer’s Manhattan office, immigrant advocates and community members urged the Majority Leader to ignore the faulty assessment offered by the parliamentarian and fulfil the promise that Democrats made to immigrant communities.

In Advance of NYC Council Hearing, Immigrant Advocates Push for Critical Bill Expanding Immigrant Municipal Voting Rights

New York, NY-Today, the Our City, Our Vote Coalition (OCOV), led by the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and United Neighborhood Houses, were joined by immigrant rights and civic engagement advocates and allies to demand the immediate passage of New York City Council bill Intro 1867, which would expand the right to vote in municipal elections to immigrant New Yorkers with legal permanent residence status or work authorization.