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Thursday, February 20, 2014
 Groups Demand that He and House Leadership Stop Playing Politics, Move on Immigration Reform
Thursday, February 13, 2014
 Joins Manhattan DA in Focusing Resources on Combating Immigration Fraud, Providing a Model for Other Das and Enforcement Agencies

The New York Immigration Coalition lauds newly elected Kings County District Attorney Ken Thompson’s initiative in creating a critically-needed Immigration Fraud Unit in his office.

Monday, February 10, 2014
 Immigration Coalition Responds to the State of the City Address

Today Mayor de Blasio introduced his agenda in his first State of the City address focused on the message of “One New York, Rising Together.” The Mayor proposed initiatives including universal pre-K, affordable housing, quality education, municipal IDs for all NYC residents, a raise in the minimum wage, and ensuring access to affordable health care.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Today, New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a campaign organized by the New York Immigration Coalition, announced their 2014 plans to win immigration reform this year.

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.


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