CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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.
(New York, NY) The New York Immigration Coalition expressed concern and outrage at the series of anti-Islam advertisements due to appear on 100 city buses in New York City. The ad campaign, which is scheduled to run for four weeks, was paid for by the "American Freedom Defense Initiative". The NYIC stands with our member groups representing Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities to say that we will not tolerate hate and bigotry.
The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
“Big, Bold Relief Starts With Our Votes” Says Immigrant Advocates
Significant New Benefits Available for All New Yorkers & Immigrant Residents
Announcement comes two-days after meeting with immigrant families and advocates in Detroit
Anti-fraud Efforts Complement New Legislation signed by Governor Cuomo to protect immigrants