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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The U.S. Senate voted early this morning to approve a budget resolution that represents a major step in Republicans' efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Republicans have promised to continue toward a budget reconciliation bill that will gut the ACA before the end of January.

The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

 On Monday, January 10th, Governor Cuomo presented several proposals of his 2017 State of the State agenda, launching the “New York Promise” agenda to advance social justice and affirm New York’s progressive values.

Among the Governor’s proposals and executive orders that were announced include:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Today, Governor Cuomo unveiled the first proposal from his 2017 agenda, a plan to make college tuition-free for New York’s working families at all SUNY and CUNY two- and four-year colleges. The Governor’s office announced that the tuition-free college degree program, called the “Excelsior Scholarship,” will be eligible to individuals making up to $125,000 per year. 

The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Monday, December 19, 2016

After casting their 29 electoral college votes for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier today, the members of the New York Electoral College, including President Bill Clinton and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, made another profound statement in support of immigrant New York.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

 A Month before the Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, New Yorkers, including Elected Officials, Advocates, and Community Members, Pledge to Protect Immigrants from Anti-Immigrant Policies

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New York’s Organizations, Immigrants, and Elected Officials Send Clear Message of Defiance to President-Elect

Monday, November 21, 2016

 State’s Effort to Coordinate Legal Services Demonstrates Critical Commitment to Immigrant Communities 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

 In Post-Election Climate, Unscrupulous Legal Providers May Prey on Immigrant Fears

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 In the early morning of Wednesday, November 9th, it became official: Donald Trump was elected the next President of the United States. The shocking results speak towards a country divided on issues from immigration to the economy, and in the next few months and over the next four years, much will have to be done to heal these divisions.


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