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This Week: Get your tickets to “Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide!”

New York Immigration Coalition joins EarSay in presenting: Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide, a new work by actress/human rights activist/educator Judith Sloan from November 3rd through November 6th at the Nuyorican Poets Café.

Immigrant Action Goes to D.C. to Push for Reform

Cross-post with the New York State Immigrant Action Fund blog

Authored by: May Chen is Chair of the Baord of the New York State Immigrant Action Fund.

Discretion and Deportation: What the Obama Policy Means for Immigrants

Last month, when President Obama laid out a plan to suspend deportation proceedings for DREAM-eligible youth, military family members, crime victims, and immigrants with strong family ties, he took his first concrete step to respond to the increasingly vocal opposition to his administration’s immigration enforcement policies and practices.

Sharing Stories: Latinos and 9/11


Immigrants for Sale Explores Private Prison Industry

I am a huge fan of the project, Cuéntame (which means "tell me your story"), a facebook page and website that is all about sharing stories.

Faith Leaders Call on Washington for Humane Immigration Laws

by guest blogger Diane Steinman, Director, New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform

pictured: Minister Patricia Malcolm, Rev. Bruce Southworth, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

Fundamental Flaws Loom Large while Secure Communities Task Force focuses on Traffic Violators

Last week, more than 200 law enforcement officials, civil rights organizations, and faith leaders joined together in calling for an immediate halt to DHS’s “Secure” Communities program. The controversial program runs the fingerprints of anyone arrested through a DHS database to determine whether they are deportable, essentially turning local law enforcement officers into ICE agents.

Watch President Obama's Speech at NCLR Live Here

Today, President Obama will be giving a luncheon speech at National Conference of La Raza’s (NCLR) annual conference in Washington, DC.

First half of CA DREAM Act Passes State Senate

Last Thursday, the California legislature passed the first part of the California Dream Act, AB130, which would allow undocumented immigrant youth who qualify for in-state tuition to also be eligible for non-state funded scholarships such as institutional financial aid or private scholarships.

Jose Antonio Vargas Takes on Stephen Colbert

One of our heroes, Jose Antonio Vargas, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who outed himself in a recent New York Times Magazine article as undocumented, made an appearance on the Colbert Report last night.

Photo above: Vargas speaks to Colbert on The Colbert Report

NY State Dropping the Ball on Health Exchanges

The New York State Senate recently failed to pass a health insurance exchange bill (“Dropping the Ball on Health Exchanges,” NY Times, July 11, 2011) that creates an exchange where small businesses and individuals in New York purchase quality, affordable, private insurance. Unlike the current marketplace, the exchange is consumer- friendly. Insurance companies are required to publicize information about their practices, including claims denials and costs to the consumer for out-of-network coverage.

Lamar Smith's Got It Wrong

No disrespect intended, but what universe does Congressman Lamar Smith inhabit? In a letter to the editor of the New York Times, Cong. Smith asserts, “Over the last year, the Obama administration has ignored the will of Congress and the American people by using executive branch authority to allow illegal immigrants to remain living and working in the United States.”

Coalition Hits the Streets

Last Thursday, in the heat of a New York City summer’s day, staff and volunteers from the New York Immigration Coalition, its member organizations, and other partners, armed with clipboards and pens, stopped to talk to passers-by and get signatures for the Coalition’s ‘With the Stroke of a Pen’ campaign.

Join Our Conversation: Welcome to the NYIC’s blog!

Today, we are extremely excited to share with you the New York Immigration Coalition’s brand new blog, a place we hope will be a hub for conversations and news around immigrant issues in New York and beyond! The NYIC has been sparking conversations—and making sure immigrant voices are included in public policy debates--for over two decades.

John Moreno Escobar

By Srosh Anwar

“When I decided to move from Colombia to the USA, my father told me that I was making the biggest mistake of my life; he changed his...

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The decision on Monday by the Supreme Court not to allow a wife whose husband was denied a visa to know the reasons underlying the denial raises many troubling questions.

Fauzia Din is a citizen and resident of the United States.   Her husband, Kanishka Berashk, lives in his...

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 Benefits of DACA Demonstrate Potential of Broader Immigration Relief

Today marks the third anniversary of President Barack Obama's Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order. This historic decision allowed for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S as children to apply for work authorization and receive protection from deportation for a...

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written by Luna Ranjit, co-founder and executive director of Adhikaar

On Saturday, April 25, 2015, I had planned to enjoy my rare day off, a lazy day in front of TV. Instead, I woke up to the terrible news that a violent earthquake had torn through Nepal, the country where I was born and raised. The news was littered with images of Nepal's most cherished historical sites destroyed.

It took me two fearful days to get in...

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 Last week on Tuesday, June 2nd, more than 300 friends, allies, and supporters of the ...
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Reposted from the Huffington Post Blog HERE.

Written by Executive Director Steven Choi 


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By Srosh Anwar

"Not understanding English was a barrier which limited my ability to get better jobs or assimilate with the local culture. I would understand nothing about my daughter’s school...
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Jenny Chavez

By Srosh Anwar

“It was a scary and painful journey and I can’t imagine telling anyone...

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NYIC Partners with All-Female Mariachi Band

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Last Chance to Buy a Ticket to NYIC's...

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