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Monday, November 3, 2014

(New York, NY) With Election Day less than twenty-four hours away, the Immigrants Vote! Campaign, coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, announced the launch of their Poll Monitoring Project in conjunction with partner agencies to ensure that the rights of New Yorkers at polling booths are protected.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In the wake of New York’s first Ebola diagnosis, the New York Immigration Coalition is alarmed by reports of harassment and hate crimes directed at members of West African communities, including the bullying and attacks on two recently-arrived Senegalese teenagers in Staten Island on Friday of last week.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

On Thursday morning, over a dozen community members and advocates, including faith leaders, civil rights activists, and immigrant community members, formed a united front at the Westchester Hispanic Coalition against the anti-immigrant political climate targeting Westchester and Lower Hudson Valley’s immigrant population.

Monday, September 29, 2014

(New York, NY) At PS24 in Sunset Park on Sunday, close to three hundred immigrant community members lined up to apply for consular identification cards and passports and receive a range of services.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

(New York, NY) The New York Immigration Coalition expressed concern and outrage at the series of anti-Islam advertisements due to appear on 100 city buses in New York City. The ad campaign, which is scheduled to run for four weeks, was paid for by the "American Freedom Defense Initiative". The NYIC stands with our member groups representing Muslim, Arab, and South Asian communities to say that we will not tolerate hate and bigotry.

The following is a statement from Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Friday, September 19, 2014

Significant New Benefits Available for All New Yorkers & Immigrant Residents 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Announcement comes two-days after meeting with immigrant families and advocates in Detroit