CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
The Department of Homeland Security today provided additional information on the deferred action for young people process in preparation for the August 15 implementation date. The New York Immigration Coalition will host a press conference and an orientation for potential applicants on August 15, 2012. Details forthcoming.
In a major victory for public health, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 today to uphold the key provisions of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the “individual mandate,” which requires most Americans to purchase health insurance or pay a fine. The Court limited the federal government’s ability to enforce the ACA’s Medicaid expansion provisions, but states will still have the option to opt into Medicaid expansion. Now that the Supreme
Mayors Emanuel, Rawlings-Blake Lead Call for Reducing Cost Barriers to Naturalization at U.S. Conference of Mayors
Immigrant Communities Renew Call for Immigration Reform and National Voter Mobilization Campaign
Photo above: Jacki Esposito, Director of Immigration Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition makes remarks in front of 26 Federal Plaza on the Supreme Court's decision on SB1070. To her left is Congressman Jerrold Nadler and to her right, Councilman Daniel Dromm.
Passage of State DREAM Legislation Would Leverage Federal Change for Maximum Impact; NYIC and Allies Launch State DREAM Call-In Day
With only three days left in the state legislative session, immigrant advocates and their allies are calling on Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Majority Leader Skelos to pass state-level legislation to provide tuition assistance (TAP) to undocumented youth (DREAMers).
A struggle that began more than a decade ago with the introduction of the Dream Act in Congress took a major turn today with the announcement that the Department of Homeland Security would provide relief from deportation for certain young people who were brought to the United States as children. Those who meet the eligibility requirements will receive deferred action for two years, subject to renewal, and will be eligible to apply for work authorization.
With 10 Days Left in Session, Immigrants and Labor Urge Cuomo, Silver and Skelos to Make DREAM Come True
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.
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.