Staff Series: Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar

March 24th, 2017

Meghan is the new Senior Associate for Regional Outreach at the NYIC. Based out of Buffalo, New York, she supports the Coalition’s organizing and advocacy efforts in Western New York - such as our campaign to expand access to driver’s licenses to all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status.

SEPA Mujer: Uniting the Latinas of Long Island!

March 21st, 2017

Recently, I got the chance to learn more about NYIC member SEPA Mujer. I sat down with their Executive Director, Martha Maffei, who shared her organization’s history, a typical day at SEPA Mujer, what it’s like to work in Long Island, and more.

What’s at Stake in Mass Deportation for New York State

March 2nd, 2017

"Brick Oven Bread bakery in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn," New Women New Yorkers (NWNY)

The Fiscal Policy Institute has released a new brief on New York State immigrants’ economic contributions. The brief examines the significance of immigrants to our economies, and serves as an effective counterpoint to anti-immigrant economic claims.

Trump Speech An Attack on Family-Based Immigration

March 1st, 2017

On February 28, Donald Trump gave his first speech to Congress. While some in the media have praised its “moderate tone,” Trump actually sketched out a broad assault on immigrants.

What little attention the media has given to Trump’s immigration-related remarks in the speech has focused on his renewed targeting of the undocumented.

Trump’s VOICE program: a project in immigrant scapegoating

March 1st, 2017

“We condemn hate and evil in all of its ugly forms”, stated President Trump during his first joint address to Congress last night, the same man that has just implemented a program designed to politicize grief and deepen the country’s divide.

VOICE -Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement- is part of President Trump’s new plan to “to serve American victims” by “providing a voice to those who have been ignored by our media, and silenced by special interests.

Important Know Your Rights Information

January 6th, 2016

The New York Immigration Coalition is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.The NYIC aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all by promoting immigrants’ full civic participation, fostering their leadership, and providing a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

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Call the NYS Immigration Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or view our directory of service providers here