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CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
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.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The New York Immigration Coalition, along with 11 prominent grassroots, immigrant rights advocacy organizations across the country, have joined together to create the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), which in partnership with the Open Society Institute, has launched an initiative to promote and support citizenship. The Partnership is reaching into new immigrant communities nationwide in an effort to promote a more welcoming democracy in which new Americans achieve equal opportunity and are a powerful and organized constituency.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today, New York State DREAM Coalition and allies held a press conference with New York City Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Member Daniel Dromm to support City Council resolutions 803 and 1219, which call on state legislators and Governor Cuomo to include DREAM in this year’s state budget.

The press conference immediately preceded the first hearing on these bills.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

 On an unseasonably mild March day, 1,300 immigrants and their allies representing 94 organizations warmed up Albany even more. Coming from all corners of the state, they converged on Albany for the New York Immigration Coalition’s 15th Annual Immigrants’ Day of Action. The day marked an inspiring and impressive feat in civic engagement and participatory democracy.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New York Immigration Coalition, Fund for Public Advocacy, Korean American Community Foundation, and Public Advocate Launch DREAM Fellowship Program for Undocumented Student Leaders

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Begin One-Week Countdown to Immigrants’ Day of Action;
More than 1,000 Expected in Albany to Push for State Dream Legislation, Other Priorities 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

One year ago, on February 28, 2011, Jesus Martinez, a resident of Lynden, WA, called 911 to request medical attention for his son Alex. Within an hour, U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officers had killed Alex, firing 13 shots at him.

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