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On the steps of City Hall today, dozens of young people, community leaders, and elected officials gathered to demand greater access to higher education for youth, regardless of status. Currently, undocumented youth who have been raised here have no access to financial aid, either at the federal or state level, making it next to impossible for some of the best and brightest of New York’s young people to go to college.

Check out the press release for the event...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 19 weeks ago

It's been quite a year for immigrant rights in New York and nationally!

We are proud of the work that we have done this year, including:

  • Sending 10,000 pens and letters to the White House as part of NYIC 'With the Stroke of a Pen' campaign asking him to take action to stop unjust deportations
  • Harnessing our collective strength to protective critical immigrant services funding at the city and state level
  • Seeing our advocacy come to fruition with Governor...
Read More | written by nyic | created 5 years 19 weeks ago

Joaquin Luna was just like anybody else. He was a high school student. He was a young man who lived with his family. He was also a person who lived with the challenges of being undocumented. He was at the beginning of his life before it all ended, in part because he felt he had no other option. Tragically, we remember Joaquin today as a person whose light was...

Read More | written by juanr | created 5 years 20 weeks ago

The Migration Policy Institute yesterday released a report on 25th anniversary of the signing of the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), which was signed by Ronald Reagan on November 6th, 1986.

The New York Immigration Coalition in particular reflects on 25 years of IRCA, having been founded in 1987 to address the impact on New York of this law, which allowed undocumented immigrants to legalize their status....

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 22 weeks ago

Above: DREAM youth rally on the steps of the NY Public Library on Tuesday, November 15th after a coalition of undocumented immigrant youth, faith, labor, civic leaders, and immigrant advocates joined Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents,...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 22 weeks ago

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.

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Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 25 weeks ago

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.

It was an exciting Wednesday (Sep. 21) in Washington, DC, as I accompanied Chung-wha Hong to a meeting of immigrant advocates who are all members of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM, website: standing-...

Read More | written by nyic | created 5 years 30 weeks ago

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. The new policy establishes a working group comprised of Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice officials who will review 300,000...

Read More | written by jesposito | created 5 years 32 weeks ago

 

As New Yorkers continue to make sense of the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, and what we can learn from the last decade, it is important to consider the range of experiences of different communities. In this light, El Diario/La Prensa has launched an exciting multi-media project called-...

Read More | written by juanr | created 5 years 32 weeks ago

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. Among the project’s focus is immigration and immigrant rights; Cuéntame has produced short and savvy popular education videos about issues ranging from...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 36 weeks ago

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