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TRUMP RULE PROPOSED: Immigrant Families Must Choose Food v. Legal Status

September 24th, 2018

Advocates + Elected Officials + Affected Individuals Hold Press Conference and Protest Proposed “Public Charge” Rule
NEW YORK, NY – Earlier today, the New York Immigration Coalition and numerous other organizations held a press conference ahead of a rally this evening to oppose a new rule  proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that makes immigrant families choose between using public health, food, and housing programs, and obtaining a visa or legal residency in the U.S.

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

Fight Changes to “Public Charge”

August 20th, 2018

On Saturday, September 22, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security announced a proposed rule to dramatically re-define "public charge." The proposed rule would threaten the ability of many immigrants and their families to confidently use public programs without possible consequences to their immigration status.

Overdue Bipartisan Senate Action on Abuse of Immigrant Children

August 1st, 2018

Republican Senator Chuck Grassley and Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein sent a joint letter to the Inspectors General of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security asking for an investigation into press reports that children separated from their parents had been subjected to abuse, including sexual molestation.

Cops Must End Participation in Trump’s War on Immigrants

July 18th, 2018

By Patrick Young

The courts and the public have come down hard on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border. Two federal district court judges have criticized Trump's policies of separating children from their families and the failure of the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to take corrective measures ordered by the courts.

Family Separation at the US Border – What You Can Do

June 25th, 2018

Many New Yorkers have spent the last few weeks wondering what they can do to voice their outrage at the policy of separating immigrant children from their mothers and fathers. On Father’s Day, it was revealed that nearly 2,000 children had been taken from their parents in the six week period between April 19th and May 31st of this year. This document is an aggregate of information put together by partners. For questions about specific events or opportunities please contact the relevant organizers through the links provided.

Staff Series: Claudia Calhoon, Director of Health Policy

April 2nd, 2018

In the midst of anti-immigrant policies piping down from the Trump administration, on January 23, Governor Cuomo announced that DACA recipients would remain eligible for the state-funded Medicaid program, regardless of federal policy changes. To better understand the significance of this victory, we sat down with Claudia Calhoun, the NYIC Director of Health Policy.

AmeriCorps Week: Alejandra Lopez-Cuellar

March 16th, 2018

NYIC VISTA Leader Alejandra Lopez-Cuellar

By Alejandra Lopez-Cuellar

I began my first year as an AmeriCorps VISTA shortly after graduating from college in the Spring of 2016. At the time, and even now, I had no idea what I wanted to do career wise.

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