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Our communities want opportunities to participate in our democracy. That's why from September 17th through the 22nd, we engaged New Yorkers across the five boroughs through our "Empowering New Americans" Week. From free citizenship clinics, talks, and voter registration opportunities organized by our allies and partners, we're helping to foster civic engagement and making it easier for New Yorkers to do so.

Here's a recap of what...

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 My name is Mary Mifsud. I was born in September 1920, and came to America from Austria in June 1937 when I was
16 years old.

“I was sent to America on my own to make money for the family.”

My father had been in America for four years prior to...

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The 1965 Immigration Act increased both the number and the diversity of immigrants

This month marks the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration Act of 1965. While this law is what we commonly call “our broken immigration system,” at the time it was passed it was an important and...

Read More | written by pyoung | created 1 week 4 days ago

Written by:
Steven Choi
Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, a pan-immigrant statewide umbrella group representing 200 member organizations.

Nisha Agarwal
Commissioner at NYC Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs


Read More | written by growland | created 1 week 5 days ago

When the Constitution was drafted in Philadelphia in 1787, its protections were not extended to African Americans and other non-white peoples living here, nor were immigrants and the children of immigrants fully protected by it. That inclusion of the broader populace only came in 1868 with the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Read More | written by pyoung | created 1 week 6 days ago


Dear Friend,

11 tracks and over 50 plenaries, sessions, and caucuses. That's what we have in store for you at NIIC 2015. 

As the co-chair of NPNA and the executive director of the...

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My name is Caroline Shin and I am a first-generation American born to South Korean immigrant parents. My parents moved to the United States so that they could have access to better educational opportunities and their children could establish themselves in a better economic environment. My parents, my two younger siblings and I...

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Dear Friend,

The key to thriving communities is active participation. That's why a top priority of the New York Immigration Coalition is ensuring that all New Yorkers are able to engage in their neighborhoods, boroughs, city, state, and nation. 


Read More | written by tyoussef | created 3 weeks 4 days ago

September 17 is Citizenship Day. This is a day to remind us of the importance of immigrants to our communities. It is not just a day for those immigrants who have become citizens, It is also a reminder to all immigrants, citizens, residents, and undocumented immigrants, of the importance of their participation in our political system.


Read More | written by pyoung | created 3 weeks 5 days ago


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