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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 38 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 39 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 41 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 46 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 49 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 49 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 6 years 6 days ago
by guest blogger Diane Steinman, Director, New York State Interfaith Network for Immigration Reform

pictured: Minister Patricia Malcolm, Rev. Bruce Southworth,...

Read More | written by nyic | created 6 years 2 weeks ago
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...
Read More | written by jesposito | created 6 years 3 weeks ago

Today, President Obama will be giving a luncheon speech at National Conference of La Raza’s (NCLR) annual conference in Washington, DC. The President's speech today, which will livestream at 12:30pm EDT, holds special...

Read More | written by thanuy | created 6 years 3 weeks ago

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