CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Coalition Applauds Critically-Needed Resources for New York's Communities; Discusses Impact of NYC City Council’s FY15 Budget
At the NYIC today, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca joined advocates to discuss the positive impact that significant increases in funding supporting New York City’s immigrant populations will have for communities. This year's budget marks a major victory for immigrant communities and advocates, with $10.3 million dollars slated for the expansion of programs and services for immigrant communities.
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) In a matter of days after the horrific attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of 129 innocent individuals, governors from at least twenty-eight states have made statements saying that they will not accept or welcome Syrian refugees, and Congressional representatives are proposing legislation to halt the flow of refugees to the United States.
The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition: