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Coalition Speaks! NYIC's April 2014 Newsletter
Monday, March 31, 2014
Coalition Speaks! NYIC's February 2014 Newsletter
Saturday, February 1, 2014
BUILDERS 2011 AWARDS CELEBRATION: Local Heroes, Laughter, Dancing, and Moving our Agenda Forward!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
A Day in the Life of the NYIC!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
  • March 21, 2010: March for America, Washington, DC
  • Wyclef Stops by the NYIC!
  • NYIC Teams Up with American Idol!
  • Reacting to the Devastation in Haiti
  • The NYIC Gets Cultural
  • Meeting with Senator Chuck Schumer
  • Shaping the Debate around Immigrants and Health Care
  • The NY Road Trip for Our Future!
  • Building Community Through Civic Engagement
  • Immigrant Day of Action in Albany
  • Press Conference Announcing the NYS Mobilization for March for America
  • Meeting with President Obama at the White House
NYIC Update, Spring 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
  • NYIC Sways Senator Gillibrand to Back Immigrants' Rights
  • New Yorkers Rally for Immigration, Health, Labor Reforms
  • Albany Advocacy Day Helps Win Fairer Budget for All
  • City Advocacy Day Galvanizes Immigrant NY'ers for Budget Battle
  • Immigrants & African Americans Turning Power Into Actio
NYIC Update, Summer 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
  • City Establishes Landmark Language Access Policy
  • Promoting a Positive Vision, NYIC Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Style
  • Community Leaders Fight School Budget Cuts
  • Immigrant Advocacy Days: A Record Show of Force for Good!
  • NYIC Strengthens Its Presence Outside New York City
  • Hospitals Speaking Our Language
  • Around the NYIC: Spring & Summer
NYIC Immigration News, May 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
  • Halfway There on Promises for Better School Funding
  • City Council Confronts Housing Code Violations
  • Communities Resist Local Anti-Immigrant Measures
  • Immigrants Fight the SAVE Act
  • Bill Offers Relief for Restaurant Workers
  • New York Hospitals Improving Communication With Patients
NYIC Immigration News, February 26, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
  • Gearing Up for 2007 Immigration Reform Debate
  • USCIS Proposes Mammoth Application Fee Hike
  • Governor Proposes Record Education Increase, But More ELL Aid and Funding Accountability Needed
  • Mayor’s New Education Plan Raises Concerns
  • Newcomers Have Few Choices of Small High Schools
  • New Health Care Rights in the New Year
  • Newborns of Immigrant Mothers Remain Automatically Eligible for Medicaid in New York State
  • Report Urges Better Wage-and-Hour Enforcement, Prompts State Labor Department Response
  • Update on Driver’s License Reform Advocacy
NYIC Immigration News, October 19, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
  • Congress Passes Border Fence Bill, Choosing Symbol Over Substance
  • Suffolk County Worker Verification Bill Becomes Law
  • Language Barriers in Schools Still Widespread, Report Finds
  • Tenants Can Protect Their Right to Winter Heating
NYIC Immigration News, September 14, 2006
Thursday, September 14, 2006
  • Latest Developments in Continuing Fight for Just and Humane Immigration Reform
  • Driver’s License Bill Moves Forward in State Assembly, While Court Deals Setback
  • State Issues New Regulations to Tackle Hospital Communication Barriers
  • New Law Protects Patients From Abusive Hospital Billing Practices
  • New Documentation Requirement Does Not Affect Immigrant Applicants for Medicaid
  • City Policy Bolsters Translation and Interpretation Services for Immigrant Parents
  • 2007 State & City Budget Highlights for Immigrants
NYIC Immigration News, January 17, 2006
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
  • House Passes Draconian Enforcement Bill That Criminalizes Millions of Immigrants
  • Bipartisan DREAM Act Reintroduced in Senate
  • Bittersweet Victory for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence
  • Report Finds Major Problems in Database Used by Local Police to Enforce Immigration Law
  • City Council Passes School Language Access Bill; Mayor Threatens Veto
  • Exit Poll Findings Reveal Immigrants Consistently Turn Out to Vote
NYIC Immigration News, October 25, 2005
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
  • Immigrant Groups Blast Bush Immigration Proposal
  • Stingy Katrina Immigration Bill Offers Little Relief
  • Proposed Rule May Ensure Better Communication Between Hospitals and Immigrant Patients
  • New Law Protects Grocery Workers’ Health Care
  • Bill Barring Worker Lock-Ins Becomes Law
  • Update on Housing and School Language Access Bills
NYIC Immigration News, August 16, 2005
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
  • Senators Cornyn and Kyl Introduce Draconian Enforcement and Unrealistic Guestworker Bill
  • Congress Votes to Make Patriot Act Permanent
  • City Council Expected to Pass Health Care and Worker Bills Benefiting Immigrants
NYIC Immigration News, July 8, 2005
Friday, July 8, 2005
  • Final City Budget Includes Significant Funding Increase for Immigrant Services
  • State Raises Passing Score for Regents Exam With No Plan to Stem Immigrant Student Dropout Crisis
  • Bill Would Increase Fines for Locking-In Workers
  • Street Vendor Bill Would Eliminate Immigration Status Barrier to Vendor Licensing
  • DOJ Ordered to Release Memo on State and Local Authority to Enforce Civil Immigration Law
  • City Councilmembers Consider Resolution to Express Grave Concerns About REAL ID Impact
NYIC Immigration News, May 27, 2005
Friday, May 27, 2005
  • Landmark Bipartisan Immigration Bill Introduced
  • After Bitter Fight, REAL ID Act Becomes Law
  • Anti-Immigrant House Members Go at It Again
  • Court Orders DMV to Stop Requiring Immigration Status, But Immigrants’ Licenses Still in Limbo
  • Medicare Issues Final Rules on Section 1011 Reimbursement for Immigrant Care
NYIC Immigration News, May 3, 2005
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
  • President Bush Backs Anti-Immigrant REAL ID Act, Virtually Ensuring Its Passage
  • Uncertain Future for Naturalization Exam Redesign
  • Civil Rights Complaints Filed Against Four Hospitals for Failure to Address Communication Barriers
  • City Proposes $130 Million Affordable Housing Fund
  • Mayor Urged to Match City Council’s $10 Million Proposal for Expanding ESL and Immigrant Services
  • State Budget Restores Most Human Services Cuts But Sidesteps New York City School Funding Order
NYIC Immigration News, March 30, 2005
Wednesday, March 30, 2005
  • REAL ID Attached to Appropriations Bill; Senate Opposition Will Be Crucial
  • Groups Continue Push for Expansion of ESL and Immigrant Services Funding in City Budget
  • State Legislature Struggling to Pass First On-Time Budget in 20 Years; Governor May Veto
  • Legislation to Reduce Language Barriers in Hospitals Reintroduced in State Legislature
  • New Report Estimates Size and Characteristics of Undocumented Population
  • Key Fund: Unlocking the Door for Detained Immigrants
NYIC Immigration News, February 25, 2005
Friday, February 25, 2005
  • Court Orders DMV to Stop Denying License Renewals Based on Immigration Status; DMV Files Appeal to Avoid Complying With Court Order
  • House Passes REAL ID Act; Strong Opposition Expected in Senate
  • AgJOBS Reintroduced in House and Senate
  • Senate Confirms Bush Nominee for DHS Secretary
  • Hate Crime and Religious Discrimination Bills Introduced in New York City Council
  • 2004 Exit Poll Findings Suggest Immigrants a Major Force in Elections
  • Seeking Complaints Against Employment Agencies
NYIC Immigration News, February 8, 2005
Tuesday, February 8, 2005
  • REAL ID Act and Similar Driver’s License Bill Introduced in Congress
  • Senate Confirms New Attorney General; Confirmation of New DHS Secretary Expected
  • Governor Proposes Deep Cuts in 2005-06 Budget
  • Immigrant Opportunities Initiative Excluded From Mayor’s Preliminary Budget Again
  • President Bush Proposes Budget Cuts That Would Severely Impact Immigrant Communities
  • City Planning Releases Report on City’s Foreign-Born
NYIC Immigration News, January 19, 2005
Wednesday, January 19, 2005
  • Representative Sensenbrenner Revives Effort to Pass Anti-Immigrant Bill
  • Controversial Post-9/11 Record of DHS Secretary Nominee Raises Serious Concern
  • Suffolk County Executive Loses Bid To Deputize Local Authorities
  • TPS Extended for Nationals of El Salvador
  • Labor Department Publishes Final Regulations to Streamline Labor-Certification Process
  • NYC Comptroller Finds Widespread Barriers to Hospital Care for Spanish Speakers
NYIC Immigration News, December 21, 2004
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
  • State Legislature Overrides Governor Pataki’s Veto, Raises Minimum Wage to $7.15 by 2007
  • 9/11 Intelligence Reform Bill, With Some Anti-Immigrant Provisions, Becomes Law; Republican House Leadership Vows to Pursue Driver’s License and Asylum Restrictions in 2005
  • Suffolk County Executive Levy Seeks to Expand Immigration Enforcement in County
  • CFE Court-Appointed Panel Recommends Multi-Billion Dollar Increase in Education Funds for NYC
  • Healthy Homes Act Introduced in City Council
NYIC Immigration News, November 23, 2004
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
  • Arizona Voters Approve Anti-Immigrant Prop. 200
  • White House Counsel to Become Attorney General
  • Suffolk County Executive Proposes Turning Police Into Immigration Agents
  • House Faction Blocks Vote on 9/11 Intelligence Reform Bill, Insisting on Anti-Immigrant Provisions
  • TPS Extended for Nicaraguans and Hondurans
NYIC Immigration News, October 21, 2004
Thursday, October 21, 2004
  • House and Senate Pass Intelligence Reform Bills; Conferees to Decide on Anti-Immigrant Provisions
  • No Movement on DREAM Act in Senate
  • Anti-Immigrant Ballot Initiative in Arizona Could Impact Politics of Immigration Across the Nation
  • Election Day is Less Than Two Weeks Away!
  • Medicare Agency Backs Down From Requiring Hospitals to Ask About Immigration Status
  • Aggressive Housing-Code-Enforcement Legislation to Be Introduced in City Council
NYIC Immigration News, October 3, 2004
Sunday, October 3, 2004
  • ALERT! Congressional Radicals Insert Draconian Anti-Immigrant Provisions in 9/11 Commission Bills
  • ALERT! DREAM Act Riding on DOJ Funding Bill
  • ICE Planning Immigration Sweeps as Election Nears
  • Progress Made in Breaking Down Language Barriers Between Immigrant Parents and City Schools
  • Groups Push for Steady Human-Services Funding
  • New York State Budget Still Unresolved
  • Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching
  • New Yorkers Fast for Immigrant Rights
  • Immigrant Voices Heard During the RNC
NYIC Immigration News, August 27, 2004
Friday, August 27, 2004
  • Medicare Funding Plan Could Force Emergency Rooms to Record Patients’ Immigration Status
  • State Assembly Holds Hearing on DMV Driver’s License Policy; Immigrants Rally in Protest
  • Governor Pataki Vetoes Minimum-Wage Increase; Override Hinges on Vote in Senate
  • Governor Vetoes ESL Funding in 2004 Budget
  • On Immigration, 9/11 Commission Report Calls for Identification and Information-Sharing Measures
  • City Appoints New Immigrant Affairs Commissioner
NYIC Immigration News, July 28, 2004
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
  • State Legislature Passes Minimum-Wage Increase
  • New City Law Gives Immigrants Recourse Against Unscrupulous or Fraudulent Service Providers
  • At Hearing Led by Bishop DiMarzio, Immigrants Tell of Rights Abuses and Mistreatment Since 9/11
  • AgJOBS Farmworker Bill Thwarted by White House and Senate Leader
  • Treasury Department Regulations Permitting Banks to Accept Matricula Consular Under Attack!
NYIC Immigration News, June 25, 2004
Friday, June 25, 2004
  • City Budget Includes $2.8 Million for Immigrant Opportunities Initiative, Falls Short of Anticipated $5 Million Funding Level
  • Civil Liberties Restoration Act Introduced
  • NYS Division of Parole Collaborates With ICE to Round Up Parolees for Deportation
  • Tancredo Amendment to Punish NYC for Immigrant Confidentiality Policy Defeated in Congress
  • State Budget and Legislative Wrap-Up
NYIC Immigration News, June 15, 2004
Tuesday, June 15, 2004
  • Speaker Miller Says, “Give Immigrants a Chance!” Backs $5 Million Immigrant Program
  • Funding for Section 8 Vouchers Under Attack
  • Albany Proposes New School Funding Formulas
  • Report Finds Parent Coordinators Lack Resources to Bridge Language Gap With Immigrant Parents
  • State Legislation Moves Forward to Ensure Language Assistance in Hospitals
  • Donations for Haitian and Dominican Flood Victim
NYIC Immigration News, May 20, 2004
Thursday, May 20, 2004
  • “Immigrant Votes Making the Difference” in 2004
  • The SOLVE Act: Congress Introduces Sweeping Immigration Reform Legislation
  • “New American Freedom Summer” Seeks Young Activists to Continue Legacy of Civil Rights Struggle
  • Emergency-Room Deportation Bill Defeated
  • Inclusionary Zoning Creates New Opportunities for Affordable Housing
NYIC Immigration News, May 3, 2004
Monday, May 3, 2004
  • Mayor’s Executive Budget Fails to Include ESL, Civics, Immigrant Legal Services Funding
  • Bills Regulating Immigration Assistance Service Providers Pending in NYC and in Albany
  • ICE Issues New Detention Guidelines to Address September 11th Detainee Abuses
  • ICE Expands Detention of People Ordered Removed
  • Application Fee Increase Effective April 30, 2004
  • CSS/LULAC Settlement Agreements to Permit Late Applications Under 1986 Amnesty
  • Students Travel to D.C. to Support DREAM Act
NYIC Immigration News, March 30, 2004
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
  • DMV Verifying SSNs, Suspending Driver’s Licenses
  • Report Shows Most Minimum Wage Workers Are Immigrants, Highlights Need for Wage Increase
  • NYIC 2004 Voting & Organizing Campaign: “Immigrant Votes Making the Difference”
  • Help America Vote Act Update
NYIC Immigration News, February 26, 2004
Thursday, February 26, 2004
  • Language Barriers Found to Block School Involvement for Immigrant Parents
  • Senate & Assembly Introduce Minimum Wage Bills
  • New Immigrant Opportunities Initiative Would Fund Critical ESL Classes and Legal Services
  • Taxi Workers Fighting for Livable Wage
NYIC Immigration News, February 10, 2004
Tuesday, February 10, 2004
  • Senators Daschle and Hagel Introduce New Bipartisan Legalization Bill
  • USCIS Proposes Application Fee Hike While Cutting Appropriations From Congress
  • Governor Pataki Releases State Budget Proposal
  • Mayor Bloomberg Releases 2005 Preliminary Budget
  • City Council Passes Civil Liberties Resolution
NYIC Immigration News, January 20, 2004
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
  • President Bush Proposes New Temporary Worker Program
  • NYIC Sues Feds Over Illegal Use of Crime Database
  • Fingerprinting and Photographing of Visitors Begin Under US-VISIT Program
  • Intro. 38-A, Language Access Bill, Becomes Law
  • September 11th Fund Employment Assistance Program Enrollment Deadline is January 31, 2004
NYIC Immigration News, December 10, 2003
Wednesday, December 10, 2003
  • DHS Suspends Arab and Muslim Re-Registration
  • Agreement Reached on City Language Access Bill
  • Senate Workforce Bill Expands Programs for Limited English Proficient
  • Campaign to Raise Minimum Wage and Strengthen Labor Law Enforcement Begins
  • New Medicare Law Excludes Benefit Restorations for Immigrant Children and Pregnant Women
NYIC Immigration News, November 6, 2003
Thursday, November 6, 2003
  • Mayor Voices Opposition to Intro. 38A; Illegal Discrimination Continues Against Persons w/ Limited English
  • Nightmare of Re-Registration for Arab and Muslim Immigrants Approaches
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Passes Watered-Down Version of DREAM Act
  • Legislation Would Provide Tax Credit to Small Homeowners Maintaining Affordable Housing Stock
NYIC Immigration News, October 20, 2003
Monday, October 20, 2003
  • Mayor Issues Landmark New Confidentiality Policy Protecting Immigration Status Information
  • Farmworker Legalization Bill Introduced, First Step Toward Comprehensive Immigration Reform
  • DREAM Act Update
  • After the Freedom Ride – Immigrant Workers Rights Campaign to Be Launched
  • Project Liberty Phasing Out
NYIC Immigration News, September 3, 2003
Wednesday, September 3, 2003
  • Protest Immigration Backlogs on National Citizenship Day, 9/17
  • Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride and Freedom Marches Set to Launch
  • New Version of DREAM Act Introduced
  • 77% of Voters Support Treasury Department Rule Permitting Banks to Accept Consular IDs
  • New Guestworker/Legalization Bill Introduced by Arizona Republicans
NYIC Immigration News, July 28, 2003
Monday, July 28, 2003
  • Treasury Department Rule Enabling Banks to Accept Consular ID Cards In Peril; Vote by July 31st
  • Student Adjustment Petition Drive and Rally
  • Anti-Immigrant Legislation Turning Police Into Immigration Agents Introduced in House
  • Hospital Language Access Bill Passes State Assembly
  • Help America Vote Act (HAVA) Implementation; Action Needed in the State Senate
NYIC Immigration News, July 11, 2003
Friday, July 11, 2003
  • Firebombing of Immigrant Family’s Home Stirs Fear But Unites Long Island Community
  • Mayor Bloomberg Announces $20 Million Reform Plan for English Language Learners
  • Ten-Year Lawsuit Ends in Landmark Victory for New York City Schoolchildren
  • Fight for ICHIA Continues as House and Senate Seek Compromise on Medicare Reform Legislation
  • House Passes Weak WIA Reauthorization Bill for LEPs; Senate Version Being Developed
  • City Budget Avoids Major Cuts This Year
NYIC Immigration News, June 17, 2003
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
  • City Issues Flawed New Confidentiality Policy in Executive Order 34
  • New Law Provides Protections for Domestic Workers
  • Justice Department Inspector General Issues Report on September 11 Detainees
  • DHS Announces Plans for US-VISIT System
  • Special Call-In Registration Numbers and Statistics Disclosed by BCIS; No Plans for More Call-Ins
  • National Survey of SSA No-Match Letters
NYIC Immigration News, May 19, 2003
Monday, May 19, 2003
  • Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced to Restore Federal Medicaid Eligibility and Funding for Immigrants
  • Supreme Court Upholds Mandatory Detention of Criminal Immigrants in Deportation Proceedings
  • TPS Extended for Nicaraguans and Hondurans
  • State Legislature Makes Better Choices on Budget
  • Despite Prospect of State Aid, City Faces Significant Service Cuts and Layoffs
NYIC Immigration News, April 29, 2003
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
  • Medicaid and Health Care Safety Net Under Attack from President Bush and Governor Pataki
  • Lawsuit Against Justice Department Seeks Release of Crucial Information on State and Local Police Involvement in Immigration Law Enforcement
  • Tougher Natz Exam One Step Closer to Reality
  • Final Deadline for Special Call-In Registration Passes; Serious Questions Remain Unresolved
  • Immigrant Rights Package Gains Support in City Council; Legislation Introduced in State Assembly
  • City’s Funding of ESL and Legal Services Threatened
NYIC Immigration News, March 25, 2003
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
  • FBI Granted Power to Enforce Immigration Law, Casts Dragnet on Iraqi Nationals in Wake of War
  • “Operation Liberty Shield” Mandates Detention of Arriving Asylum Seekers From Iraq and Elsewhere
  • Education and Health Care Programs Threatened
  • Historic Agreements Reached With Two Brooklyn Hospitals to Provide Language Access to LEP Patients
NYIC Immigration News, March 4, 2003
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
  • Update on Special Call-In Registration
  • Domestic Security Enforcement Act of 2003
  • BCIS Seeks New Detention Space
  • BCIS Fees Return to Prior Levels
  • City Funding for ESL and Legal Services May Be Eliminated
  • New City Coalition Calls on Mayor Bloomberg to Adopt Fair Revenue-Raising Measures and Oppose Service Cuts
  • Outreach Needed for Certain Immigrants Newly Eligible for Food Stamps
  • Citizenship Task Force
NYIC Immigration News, February 5, 2003
Wednesday, February 5, 2003
  • Update on Special Call-In Registration
  • INS Fees are Reduced
  • New HHC Plus Medical Payment Program for Uninsured, Undocumented Immigrants
  • Governor Pataki’s Budget for 2003: Billion Dollar Cuts in Education and Health Care
  • Join the DREAM Act Task Force


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