Immigration Advocates Urge Calm Around Coronavirus

New York, NY—Citing an anti-Asian backlash caused by the disinformation spread around the coronavirus, immigration advocates are calling for a calm and measured response throughout the city. In response to reports of discrimination against Asian New Yorkers, Steve Choi, the Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement:

“Let’s be clear, coronavirus is a public health issue and not a question of race, nationality, or immigration-status.

New Report Reveals Significant Need for Legal Services for Immigrant New Yorkers

The report offers recommendations for improving legal services, calls for a guarantee of legal representation for immigrant New Yorkers, and a $25 million investment in immigration legal and related services

New York, NY—The New York Immigration Coalition, in partnership with Brooklyn Law School’s Safe Harbor Clinic and the Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative, today released a new report entitled No Safe Harbor: The Landscape of Immigration Legal Services in New York (2020). The report comes amid heightened enforcement efforts and an awareness of the challenges faced by immigrants navigating our complex systems without representation or language access.

Advocates Protest Continued Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric of President’s SOU As ‘Distraction from Impeachment Inquiry’

New York, NY—In response to President Trump’s State of the Union, which featured several mentions of his immigration policy agenda, Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition gave the following statement:

“President Trump’s State of the Union speech made one thing abundantly clear—we're going even further down the rabbit hole, and there's dark days ahead for America.

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