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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.

Today, the NYIC met to launch our statewide campaign advocating for drivers licenses in New York state for immigrants regardless of status. We had 50 plus attendees from all across the state, including Rockland county, Hudson Valley, Rochester and Buffalo!

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Among NYIC’s programs is our “Key to the City” initiative where we...

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Today the New York Immigration Coalition, in partnership with the Center for Community and Ethnic Media held a presentation and panel discussion on a  NYIC-commissioned report prepared by Professor Katherine Fennelly called "...

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There was an enormous amount of interest in the report presentation & discussion that the NYIC is having this Wednesday, December 18th at 11am on preparedness for immigration reform in New York State, that we've decided to livestream it! 

If you aren't able to attend the...

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 NYIC's health team released a new report entitled "The Language of a Healthier Immigrant New York City"! Click on the cover below to access the report!

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 The NYIC's communications team has had a busy end of the year and we are now ready to reveal what we've been working on! We present to you a special edition 2012-2013 Annual Report highlighting some of the many projects, programs, reports, rallies & events, and campaigns that the New York Immigration Coalition has taken on in the last two years. Thanks to all of you for your support for our...

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In case you missed it, check out the New York Times article published on December 8th about the New York Immigration Coalition and our member groups' outreach work to support New Yorkers who may be eligible for deferred action...

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Written by Venus Bermudez, Legal Fellow, New York Immigration Coalition

Nearing two months since the Bohol earthquake and one month since Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan consecutively hit the...

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Today, in solidarity with the D.C. fasters who have reached their 22nd day of fasting, I joined nineteen other members of the New York Immigration Coalition in a 24-hour fast for immigrant families. Our message is simple and is echoed by fasters across the...

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Today is the 16th day of the “Fast for Families” in Washington D.C, where dozens are fasting day and night, abstaining from all food – except water – in an effort to appeal to John Boehner and his colleagues to pass true immigration reform.

Among the fasters was New York Immigration Coalition board member, S.J Jung of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, who fasted for nine days until...

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