CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Immigrants and Allies Join Push for DREAM Act, Support for Unaccompanied Minors, Immigrant Services
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Today, the New York State DREAM Act passed through the New York State Assembly for the third time in three years. The New York State DREAM Act would allow undocumented college students who meet certain criteria to be eligible for state financial aid. If enacted, New York would join California, Texas, New Mexico and Minnesota as the fifth state to offer access to financial support from public and private sources.
Today, Kim Sykes, senior manager of education advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition, led dozens of other advocates and members of the Coalition's Ed
Advocates Call for Support for City Resources for Vital Immigrant Services, Voter Registration, Immigrant Workers, and Access to Quality Healthcare
Public and Private Funding to Increase Access to Needed Services, Including Number of Attorneys Able to Handle Cases and Support Children and Families in the Communities Where They Live
Families, Providers and Advocates Criticize Federal Judge's Temporary Delay of Immigration Relief, Express Confidence in Right to Stay Together
Despite Delay, Coalition Remains Confident in Implementation of Administrative Relief
Immigrant Communities Urge Department of Education to Include Translation and Interpretation Responsibilities in New School Support Structure
The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
“The NYIC congratulates Assemblymember Carl Heastie for his election as Assembly Speaker, and commends him for publically supporting the New York State DREAM Act and calling on its passage in his first public remarks as Speaker today.
Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act creates new protections, rights, and opportunities for immigrant communities and their allies
In a multi-city press event in New York City and Albany, elected officials, legal service providers, and advocates, joined by United States Citizenship and Customs Enforcement (USCIS) and the Manhattan District Attorney’s office convened to discuss and celebrate the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act that goes into effect today.