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We're gearing up for our annual Immigrants' Day of Action in Albany on Wednesday, March 14th, and there's still time for you to join us and the 1000-plus individuals who will be rallying for immigrant communities in New York state! Click here to join us in Albany.

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                          Photo: Reuters

If you missed the State of the Union 2012, you can watch it...

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Today, the Administration announced a small but significant proposal that would change 3-or10-Year bar waiver processing and allow the Department of Homeland Security to process waivers inside the United States for certain immigrant visa applicants so that the applicants can remain united with their families. While the proposed procedure is not...

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Dear Friends,

With our 25th anniversary year upon us, the New York Immigration Coalition ...
Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 48 weeks ago

On December 7th, the NYIC and our members spent some quality time together, enjoyed each other's company, and celebrated what we have accomplished this year at our annual meeting and holiday party!

Some of the victories that our member groups celebrated included:

  • We got the Obama administration to promise not to deport “low priority” cases. The 10,000 letters sent to the White House through the NYIC’s “Stroke of a Pen...
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Mural at CASA de Maryland community centerTwo Sundays ago, Bill Keller, journalist at the New York Times, wrote a column called, "The Good Newt" about the Republican candidates’handling of the immigration issue....

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 49 weeks ago

There's big news stirring in the immigrant rights movement today. The New York Times today reported that the Justice Department's report following a three-year investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, found that the sheriff's office has "a pervasive culture of discriminatory bias against Latinos."

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Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 49 weeks ago

NY communities, like communities across the country, continue to face threat of detention and deportation. UnderImmigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) expanding “Secure Communities” (or SComm), local police provide the fingerprints of people they have arrested (whether U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, person here on a...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 5 years 49 weeks ago

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 50 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 50 weeks ago

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