Albany Falls Short for Immigrant NYers in Budget, Hurting NYS’s Chances for Future Success

Albany, NY—The New York State Legislature and Governor Hochul are poised to enact a $237 billion budget for FY25, including $2.4 billion for new arrivals. This includes a $64.2 million restoration for legal services funding, $324M million for the Supplemental Empire State Child Credit Payment for lower and middle income families who are currently cut out of the permanent Empire State Child Credit (ESCC), and $9.8 million for Adult Literacy Education (ALE). The Housing Voucher Access Program (HAVP), Coverage for All (C4A) and Language Access Expansion were excluded from the budget.

Report: Expanding Housing Vouchers to Asylum Seekers Could Save New York City $3 Billion Annually

NYC is Paying $383 Per Night to House Asylum Seekers in Shelters — Compared to Housing Vouchers that Could Cost Just $50 to $72 Per Night

With NYC Predicting a $12 Billion Price Tag Over Three Years, Expanding Housing Vouchers to All New Yorkers Regardless of Immigration Status Could Significantly Cut Asylum Seeker Costs

Click HERE to Read the Full Report

New York, NY–This month, New York City announced over 110,000 New Yorkers are living in homeless shelters, including 58,000 immigrants seeking asylum.

Immigrant Advocates Applaud Permanent Housing Reforms, Call for Further Inclusion of Asylum Seekers

New York, NY—Yesterday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a package of housing reforms intended to help unhoused individuals and families secure permanent housing. Included in these reforms are a range of changes to the City Family Homelessness and Eviction Prevention Supplement (CityFHEPS) housing voucher program intended to make the program easier and faster to access.

As Pandemic Inequity Widens, Advocates and Allies Demand NYC Invest in Immigrant Communities in FY23 Budget

New York, NY—Today, the New York Immigration Coalition, allies, and immigrant New Yorkers rallied on the steps of City Hall to demand equitable access to opportunity and inclusion in New York City’s fiscal year 2023 budget. Advocates are calling for a $25 million fund to implement the Our City, Our Vote law (Local Law 11-2022); additional investments in educational programs for immigrant youth and families, including $4 million to expand the Linking Immigrant Children to Early Childhood Education (LIFE) project citywide and $2.1 million in a transfer school pilot program; maintaining the $4 million in funding for Access Health NYC; renewing $58.2 million in funding for immigration legal services; and investing $2 million to continue the Key to the City program.

Blockbuster Report Again Confirms Benefits of Refugee Resettlement

New York, NY-Today, the US Immigration Policy Center released a blockbuster report laying out the benefits of refugee resettlement. The report comes after a series of horrific photos of US Customs and Border Protection agents using their horse's reins as whips against Haitian migrants crossing the Rio Grande River sparked outrage.

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.

Mayor de Blasio, Invest in Our Immigrant Communities!

May 15th, 2019

Advocates call on Mayor to safeguard against federal attacks and fully fund vital programs
New York, NY– Today, the New York Immigration Coalition, immigrant rights advocates, and affected individuals rallied on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor de Blasio and the City Council to fully fund programs that support the protection and integration of New York’s immigrant communities in the final City budget.

The #WomensWave is Coming to NYC

December 19th, 2018

Women’s March NYC + the New York Immigration Coalition to co-host Women’s March in New York City on January 19, 2019

NEW YORK, NY - Just weeks after a historic number of women are sworn in as members of Congress, tens of thousands of New Yorkers will take to the streets as part of the third annual National Women’s March.

Thank You Sen. Schumer for Refusing to Fund Trump’s Border Wall

December 13th, 2018

Immigrant advocates condemn waste of tax dollars on ridiculous wall

NEW YORK, NY - On Tuesday, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) met with President Trump, and refused a deal that would provide funding for a wall along the U.S Southern border.