CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Advocates and Researchers Release Recommendations for Improving Services for Undocumented Immigrants in Advance of NYC Mayor’s Report on Immigrant Health Access
On the day that a Federal appeals court began considering whether President Obama’s executive actions can move forward, the New York Immigration Coalition announced the launch of a new training initiative around administrative relief for community-based nonprofits, government agencies, and schools. The training, which focused on how to help immigrant communities members prepare for President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, was held while the U.S.
The New York Immigration Coalition applauds the introduction of Int. No. 746 yesterday in the New York City Council, a bill aimed at toughening requirements on businesses and providers that provide immigrant services in New York City to ensure that they cannot mislead consumers into accepting fraudulent immigration legal assistance.
White House Task Force on New Americans addresses key stakeholder recommendations, calls for proactive, innovative policies to support immigrant integration, build citizenship services and foster a welcoming atmosphere for all New Americans
Today, the New York Immigration Coalition expressed profound disappointment that the New York State DREAM Act would be taken out of the New York State 2015-2016 budget. When reports last week indicated that the DREAM Act would be likely taken out of the budget, the NYIC advocated fervently for its inclusion in order to provide critical college tuition assistance for youth, including more than 4,000 undocumented students who graduate from New York's high schools each year.
Successful Initiative by Coalition, City Council, Consulates, and Partners Has Provided Thousands with Identity Documents, Workshops, and Legal Services
(New York, NY) Today, dozens of DREAMers and advocates staged a rally in front of 250 Broadway to say that they will not accept the removal of New York State DREAM from the state budget. Among the ralliers were DREAMers who have pledged to hunger strike until the New York State DREAM is included in the budget.
Immigrants and Allies Join Push for DREAM Act, Support for Unaccompanied Minors, Immigrant Services
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Today, the New York State DREAM Act passed through the New York State Assembly for the third time in three years. The New York State DREAM Act would allow undocumented college students who meet certain criteria to be eligible for state financial aid. If enacted, New York would join California, Texas, New Mexico and Minnesota as the fifth state to offer access to financial support from public and private sources.
Today, Kim Sykes, senior manager of education advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition, led dozens of other advocates and members of the Coalition's Ed