Responding to Trump’s Ramped-Up Barriers to Citizenship

September 17th, 2018

On Citizenship Day, lawyers, legal service providers, and advocates encourage immigrants to become citizens while acknowledging new hurdles
NEW YORK, NY - Today on Citizenship Day, lawyers, legal service providers, and advocates from the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and The Legal Aid Society outlined the Trump administration’s efforts to thwart the legal process of becoming a citizen and threats to naturalized citizens.

Gov Cuomo: Act Now on Driver’s Licenses to Protect NY Immigrant Families

September 11th, 2018

Immigrant advocates call for executive action amid spike in detention

BUFFALO, NY - As the number of New York immigrants detained grows, the New York Immigration Coalition, Alianza Agricola, the Workers Justice Center of New York, and community members held a press call today demanding Governor Andrew Cuomo take executive action and expand access to driver’s licenses to protect all New Yorkers.

NYIC Denounces Trump Effort to Keep Kids in Cages

September 7th, 2018

DHS seeks to curtail rights of immigrant children in detention

NEW YORK, NY - Yesterday, the Trump administration proposed a new regulation in an attempt to restrict the rights of immigrant children, seeking to remove court-imposed time limits on how long the government is allowed to keep minors in detention.

Dreams Deferred: One Year After DACA Rescission

September 5th, 2018

Dreamers and immigrant advocates reflect on a year of uncertainty

NEW YORK, NY - Today, the New York Immigration Coalition held a press call with Dreamers, immigrant advocates, and legal service providers, marking one year since the Trump administration terminated the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

BREAKING: Federal Judge Denies Texas Coalition’s Injunction Against DACA

August 31st, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, Federal Judge Andrew Hanen in the Southern District of Texas denied Texas and other states’ attempts to place an injunction on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. In his decision, Judge Hanen ruled that because Texas and the other states had waited years to file their lawsuit, ending the program now would harm the best interests of the public.

Looming Nightmare If Trump Forces Immigrant Families to Choose Food vs. Legal Status

August 13th, 2018

Immigrant advocates and health experts break down the potential damage

NEW YORK, NY - Today, the New York Immigration Coalition held a press call with health experts and community members to brief the media on a potential new rule from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), that could make immigrant families choose between using public health, food, and housing programs, and maintaining their legal status in the U.S.

If the rule is proposed and approved, many legal immigrants could be at serious risk of being unable to renew their visas or become permanent residents if they apply for certain federal programs.

BREAKING: Judge Rules Trump Must Restore DACA

August 3rd, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – Today a federal judge ruled that the Trump administration must fully restore the DACA program, calling Trump’s decision to rescind it “arbitrary and capricious.” Judge Bates gave the administration 20 days to appeal, but the decision represents a huge victory in the fight for immigrant rights.

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