CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Tonight at 8pm EST, President Obama announced from the White House that he will finally take steps to fix the nation’s broken immigration system, following Congressional inaction. Tonight’s announcement comes after years of unrelenting advocacy from immigrant families, grassroots organizations, the faith and labor community, and countless other advocates and allies in a strong and united immigrant rights movement.
(New York, NY) Today, several news outlets including the New York Times and Fox News reported that President Obama will act on his promise to provide administrative relief as early as next week. Administrative relief could provide millions of immigrants with the opportunity to temporarily obtain legal work permits and live without fear of deportation.
Dozens of immigrants, family members, advocates, faith and union leaders representing New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform (NYRIR), a campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, held a press conference calling for President Obama to take immediate action and provide broad and bold administrative relief for millions of immigrants around the country. NYRIR members were joined by Congressman Charles Rangel in this urgent call.
(New York, NY) With Election Day less than twenty-four hours away, the Immigrants Vote! Campaign, coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, announced the launch of their Poll Monitoring Project in conjunction with partner agencies to ensure that the rights of New Yorkers at polling booths are protected.
With Election Day growing near, the Immigrants Vote!
In the wake of New York’s first Ebola diagnosis, the New York Immigration Coalition is alarmed by reports of harassment and hate crimes directed at members of West African communities, including the bullying and attacks on two recently-arrived Senegalese teenagers in Staten Island on Friday of last week.
On Thursday morning, over a dozen community members and advocates, including faith leaders, civil rights activists, and immigrant community members, formed a united front at the Westchester Hispanic Coalition against the anti-immigrant political climate targeting Westchester and Lower Hudson Valley’s immigrant population.
(New York, NY) At PS24 in Sunset Park on Sunday, close to three hundred immigrant community members lined up to apply for consular identification cards and passports and receive a range of services.