BREAKING: State Supreme Court Stops Cops From Colluding With ICE

Immigrant advocates push Albany for driver’s licenses

NEW YORK, NY – Yesterday, a Brooklyn appeals court ruled that local police cannot detain an immigrant on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, affirming the long-standing belief held by advocates and localities that local authorities cannot honor a detainer from ICE.

In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said:

“This is a victory for immigrant New Yorkers, but also illustrates the importance of the state protecting all New Yorkers by expanding driver’s licenses.

Middletown Advocates Secure Municipal IDs For All

NEW YORK, NY –  Last Monday, the Middletown Common Council unanimously passed legislation to create a municipal ID, becoming the third city in New York State to do so. The program will allow Middletown residents to access services, programs, and benefits, regardless of immigration status.

BREAKING: Advocates Slam Trump’s Proclamation To Block Asylum Seekers

November 9th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, President Trump signed a proclamation denying migrants from claiming asylum between ports of entry at the United States Southern border. Yesterday, DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker announced an interim final rule, setting the stage for these restrictions to take immediate effect.

BREAKING: Advocates Denounce Illegal DHS Proposal Blocking Asylum Seekers

November 8th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker announced an interim final rule change that will restrict migrants from claiming asylum at the United States Southern border. Plans for the rule change were first leaked ahead of the midterm elections, indicating that President Trump plans to unilaterally reject refuge, safety, and entry into the United States for asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border between ports of entry; future presidential proclamations could include additional barriers to entry.

Census Citizenship Trial Opens, Immigrant New Yorkers Rally

November 8th, 2018

OAG and ACLU argue that proposed citizenship question to the 2020 Census is racially motivated attempt to scare immigrants from participating

NEW YORK, NY - Today marks the start of a major federal trial over the Trump administration’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Debunking Trump’s Fake “Debate” About Birthright Citizenship

October 31st, 2018

NEW YORK, NY -  Yesterday Senator Chuck Grassley issued a statement responding to President Trump’s claim to end birthright citizenship for the children of immigrants and amend the Constitution through executive order. Grassley referenced a “debate” among “legal scholars” as to whether birthright citizenship, as outlined in the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution, is applicable to the children of undocumented immigrants born in the United States.

5 Fast Facts on Birthright Citizenship

October 30th, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - Today, President Trump revealed his plan to issue an executive order, attempting to end birthright citizenship of children born to undocumented parents in the United States. The 14th amendment of the Constitution grants citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil.

NYS Needs to Invest $40M to Save Census or Lose Millions More

October 29th, 2018

Rep Nadler, Kathryn Wylde, community organizations, call on Gov. Cuomo to fund Census outreach for fair and accurate count in 2020
Fiscal Policy Institute releases cost analysis of community outreach

NEW YORK, NY - On Monday, October 29th, the New York Counts 2020 coalition, business leaders, and elected officials held a press conference calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature to commit $40 million to fund outreach efforts for the 2020 Census.

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