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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Today, GOP leaders unveiled their framework for immigration reform, which outlines six priorities for reforming the country’s broken immigration system. Provided certain enforcement triggers are met, the proposal would allow people who came to the U.S. as children and meet certain criteria to apply for citizenship but stops short of providing citizenship for all 11 million immigrants living in the shadows. Instead, these individuals, should they meet certain criteria, would be able to remain in the U.S but would not be able to access a special pathway to citizenship.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The following is a joint statement from Claire Sylvan, founding executive director of Internationals Network for Public Schools and Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Monday, January 13, 2014

Today, on the steps of the New York City Public Library, the New York State Dream Act Coalition (NYSDAC) called on Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature to take action and include the New York State (NYS) Dream Act in the 2014 budget. The Dream Act would open New York’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to all students regardless of their immigration status. It would also allow all New York youth to access 529 tuition savings accounts, and establish a DREAM Fund Commission to raise private funds for a college scholarship program.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

 Immigrant Community Leaders Demand Action from Governor Cuomo, Announce “2014 Immigrant Equality Agenda” of Top Ten State Budget and Policy Priorities for 2014 Legislative Session

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

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

“The New York Immigration Coalition is very excited to welcome the election of the first Latina City Council Speaker in New York City history, Melissa Mark-Viverito!

“As a City Council member, Ms. Mark-Viverito has been a tireless champion of the immigrant communities of New York, and we look forward to working with her on future initiatives to make New York City (NYC) the most welcoming city for immigrants in the United States.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

 Congress Leaves for Recess without Passing Immigration Reform; Advocates Express Outrage at Inaction

Today, the fight for immigrant families continued as the New York Immigration Coalition joined two thousand supporters of immigration reform in the nation’s capitol in a large-scale sit-in of congressional offices.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Congressman Nadler Joins New Yorkers to Urge Congressman Grimm to Support Immigration Reform

Gathering Launches March Followed by Three-Day Fast and Vigil Outside Grimm’s Office

Monday, November 4, 2013

On the eve of New York City’s general elections, advocates and leaders from New York’s diverse immigrant communities flooded the steps of City Hall to announce a “Top 10 Wish List” of priorities for New York’s next Mayor. New York is home to more than three million immigrants, who make up 1 out of 3 New Yorkers and more than half of the City’s workforce.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In Act of Civil Disobedience, Ten are Arrested Outside Varick St. Detention Center

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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


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