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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

 With 10 Days Left in Session, Immigrants and Labor Urge Cuomo, Silver and Skelos to Make DREAM Come True

Friday, May 11, 2012

Department of Homeland Security Announces May 15th S-Comm Activation

Secure Communities, the widely discredited Department of Homeland Security program that requires states to identify immigrants for deportation, is expected to be activated across New York State, including in New York City, on May 15.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition,on the Passage of Assembly bill A08689B:

"The NYIC has always supported the New York State DREAM Act and DREAM Fund as a package. The key provision in the DREAM Fund bill passed in the Assembly today would set up a commission to raise private scholarships for undocumented students. While private scholarships could be helpful, the Fund, by itself, does not accomplish the ultimate goal of equal access to college education for all students.

Friday, April 27, 2012
Groups Renew Calls for Immediate Termination of the Program
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Immigrant Community, Clergy, and Civil Rights Leaders Stand Against Discrimination as  Court Considers AZ’s SB1070 Law

Monday, April 23, 2012

At St. Teresa’s Church in Manhattan, members of diverse faith communities gathered with DREAMers and community leaders to hold an interfaith press conference highlighting the urgency of passing New York State DREAM legislation.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On an unseasonably warm spring day, two hundred New Yorkers, including advocates, city officials, immigrant community members, and dozens of diverse immigrant groups, gathered at City Hall to promote the NYIC’s Top City Budget and Policy Priorities for the year.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Two years since the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the historic health care reform law, the Supreme Court hears arguments on its constitutionality--one of the most significant cases to be heard in decades. At the same time, legislation at the state level that would set up the insurance exchange through which individuals and businesses could obtain health care coverage has yet to be passed.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Few See Relief from Deportation

New statistics released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) show that immigration officials have not evenly applied new enforcement guidelines in deportation cases, seriously jeopardizing the Obama Administration’s plan to suspend deportation proceedings for immigrants with strong ties to the communities.


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