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Friday, November 17, 2017
Advocates, community organizers, and faith leaders sign open letter condemning anti-immigrant 287(g) program as wasteful, unsafe
Friday, November 17, 2017
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a tax reform bill that will drive up the federal deficit and ultimately open the door to massive cuts to Medicare and Medicaid. The bill represents an immediate threat to middle and low income New Yorkers, and immigrant communities in particular.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Last night, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reversed its prior decision and agreed to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients whose applications were mailed on time but not delivered to USCIS until after the October 5th Deadline, to re-file with proof of their initial mailing. 
In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement:
Friday, November 10, 2017
NYIC and Legal Aid Society Files Joint FOIA For Correspondence between USCIS, USPS, DHS
NEW YORK, NY– Several DACA recipients who filed applications for renewal well in advance of the October 5th deadline have been erroneously denied for allegedly missing that deadline. 
Thursday, November 9, 2017
New Agenda for New York to Reclaim National Leadership Role for Immigrants
NEW YORK, NY–  This morning, the New York Immigration Coalition presented the Blueprint for Immigrant New York - a broad, comprehensive policy agenda to ensure the success of immigrant communities in New York over the the next decade. In the face of federal threats to immigrant communities, the Blueprint highlights the important role New York State must play, in key areas including healthcare, education, justice reform, and economic opportunity. 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
NEW YORK, NY – Last night the Trump Administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans living in the U.S. The decision will affect 2,500 people. The administration has delayed making a decision on Hondurans with TPS, leaving 57,000 people in limbo.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Calls on Congress To Pass Clean DREAM Act & Immigration Relief
NEW YORK, NY– Yesterday, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) held a rally at Trump Tower to launch the Dream for Our New York campaign demanding that the entire New York Congressional delegation sign on and push for a “clean" DREAM Act and TPS relief after President Trump ended Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) two months ago.
Monday, November 6, 2017
NEW YORK, NY – Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), 32BJ SEIU, Make the Road New York, and recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) held a press conference to speak out against Secretary Tillerson’s recommendation to end TPS and to call on Representative Daniel Donovan (R-NY) to support legislation to protect TPS recipients.
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Today, President Donald J. Trump posted on Twitter anti-immigrant statements regarding terrorism and Diversity Visa program. In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) stated the following:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

 Yesterday, a man driving a truck killed eight people and injured others. In response to increasing anti-Muslim sentiments after this incident, the New York Immigration Coalition Executive Director, Steve Choi, issued the following statement: