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Suffolk Sheriff Will Continue Honoring Cooperation With ICE

March 7th, 2018

Suffolk Sheriff Errol Toulon at left. (Photo:Pat Young)

Suffolk County’s new sheriff, Errol Toulon Jr., replaced Vincent DeMarco in January. De Marco, a staunchly conservative supporter of President Trump’s immigration policies, had established a policy of tight cooperation with ICE. He used the Sheriff’s Department to enforce immigration laws in Long Island’s easternmost county and rented detention space in the county jail to ICE.

There were hopes that Sheriff Toulon, a Democrat, would follow his national party’s lead by reconsidering DeMarco’s anti-immigrant program.

Staff Series: Francis Madi

December 20th, 2017

Francis Madi, Manager of Advocacy

Q. First, tell us what happened at the rally. How did the December 6th mobilization go?

The December 6th mobilization to Washington DC to protect TPS and pass a clean DREAM Act was very powerful and beautiful.

Trump Proposes Cutting Legal Immigration in Half

August 2nd, 2017

President Trump called for an end to the family-based immigration system in a speech today. Currently, more than two-thirds of immigration to the United States is based on the immigrant having a close family relationship to an American Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Staff Series: Just Ask Max

May 30th, 2017

Max Hadler, Senior Health Advocacy Manager

The NYIC's Senior Manager of Health Advocacy Max Hadler sat down with us last week to discuss the impact of the American Health Care Act on immigrants - and all New Yorkers - and the NYIC's advocacy against the bill, as well as how he came to the NYIC and what it means to work on health advocacy for immigrants during this uncertain time.

Music Across Borders: Artists from the Seven Banned Nations

May 18th, 2017
Music Across Borders: Artists from the Seven Banned Nations

Donald Trump's Executive Order (which is currently under a restraining order) banning travel from Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, and Libya have forced us to ask difficult questions about who we are as a nation. Do we want to remain a welcoming country, a nation of immigrants? If so, we must continue to celebrate the brave people from around the world who have left their homes to seek a new one here.

NYIC MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHT: Cabrini Immigrant Services

May 18th, 2017
NYIC MEMBERSHIP HIGHLIGHT: Cabrini Immigrant Services

Cabrini Immigrant Services is located in the heart of the Lower East Side, a bastion of immigrant New York that has transformed repeatedly with each new population wave. While gentrification is changing the community, Cabrini Immigrant Services continues to work with the Latino, Chinese, African, Middle Eastern, and other communities that have made the Lower East Side their home.

Staff Series: Mozeak Speaks

May 18th, 2017
Staff Series: Mozeak Speaks

André Mozeak, Civic Engagement Fellow

The NYIC's Civic Engagement Fellow, André Mozeak, works to engage immigrant New Yorkers in the political process through initiatives like our Student Voter Registration Day. Here, he shares his thoughts on living in Queens, working at the NYIC, the new year and the new administration.

Member Highlights – Adhikaar, AAANY, NMCIR

May 18th, 2017
Member Highlights – Adhikaar, AAANY, NMCIR

At the NYIC, our member organizations are among our strongest assets. The NYIC’s 135 member organizations serve diverse immigrant communities from across the globe, creating a transnational resource web of individuals, cultures, and organizations.

We had these communities in mind when we created our Member Highlight series.

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