CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Protesters Demand Vote on Path to Citizenship and Real Immigration Reform
Statewide, only 3.2% of English language learners reached proficiency levels in English Language Arts and only 9.8% of English language learners attained proficiency in Mathematics according to results released by the state today on the 2012–13 Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests. These numbers reflect a dramatic drop from already abysmal proficiency levels last year, which were 11.7% and 34.4% in English Language Arts and Mathematics respectively for English language learners.
Pressure Mounts on House to Include Pathway to Citizenship in Comprehensive Bill
New York is the first city in America to make investment that will allow thousands of immigrants to legally live and work in the country
Today, Speaker Quinn, New York City Council Members, Bloomberg administration officials and advocates announced $18 million in funding to provide adult education classes and legal services for New York’s young immigrants in order to help them qualify for the Federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Legal IDs enable immigrant families to enter public schools, increase financial stability, and permit access to government buildings
New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Look to Congressman Grimm to Lead the Way
Public Policy Polling (PPP), a nonpartisan organization that employs Interactive Voice Response (IVR) technology to poll on a wide range of issues, released a new poll showing that 69% of voters in Staten Island and Brooklyn support comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. The results come out one day before House Republicans meet in Washington, DC, for an immigration summit to determine how to move immigration reform forward.
Click HERE for the press release on the Senate vote from New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, the campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition.
Below are photos from today's press conference held at the New York Immigration Coalition:
New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Responds to Bill’s Passage, Pledges to Keep Fighting for Immigrant Families and Border Communities as Attention Turns to House
On Friday, the authors of the Senate bill for immigration reform and Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) negotiated a new immigration deal that would cost the U.S. government $30 billion dollars--nearly doubling the number of border patrol agents, adding an additional 350 miles of fencing along the southern border, and mandating “triggers” that could endanger the path to citizenship.
Partisan Politics Rears its Ugly Head
The following is a statement from Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition: