CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Campaign Calls on President to Make Good on His Remarks to Take Executive Action to End Deportations, Provide Affirmative Relief
At Battery Park this morning, with the Statue of Liberty in the background, dozens of New Yorkers gathered to announce the next phase of the New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Campaign, organized by the New York Immigration Coalition. New York leaders, advocates, and affected individuals gathered to call on President Obama to make good on his remarks to take executive action in his June 30th speech.
Two days after the NYIC and its national partners held massive actions across the country on the National Day to Stop Separating Families, President Obama delivered a candid speech on immigration reform. The President called out Congress for their inaction and stated, “America cannot wait forever for them to act. And that’s why, today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”
Coalition Applauds Critically-Needed Resources for New York's Communities; Discusses Impact of NYC City Council’s FY15 Budget
On National Day to Stop Separating Families, NYIC Calls on President to Give Families Administrative Relief, Launches Voter Mobilization Campaign
At midday today, four hundred New Yorkers linked arms creating a mass human chain in front of 26 Federal Plaza, home of the New York City Immigration Court, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and USCIS. The action, organized by New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a campaign of the New York Immigration Coalition is part of the National Day to Stop Separating Families.
A new report released yesterday by the New York State of Health (NYSOH) highlights successes and challenges in enrolling racial and ethnic minority and immigrant communities in health coverage through the Official Health Plan Marketplace.
Municipal ID Will Be Accepted by All NYC Government Agencies
A broad and diverse coalition today said the passage of New York City Council legislation to create an identification card for local residents is a nationally significant effort to empower often invisible and vulnerable communities, and bring all New Yorkers together.
US Conference of Mayors passes resolution calling for proactive USCIS and Department of Homeland Security policy changes
Graduation rates released today reveal that the future of New York State’s English language learners (ELLs) is in jeopardy. These students – many of whom are newcomers from every corner of the globe with enormous potential - continue to lag far behind their English speaking peers with an achievement gap of 47 percentage points. While there has been a slow but steady improvement in graduation rates for many students, and noteworthy improvement for many students in New York City, that is not the case for students who are still learning English.
New Law Provide Protections for Immigrants
The New York Immigration Coalition applauds the passage of the Immigrant Assistance Service Enforcement Act (IASEA) this week by the New York State Assembly and Senate. The IASEA imposes critical requirements on individuals and organizations that seek to provide services to immigrants.
Specifically, the Act:
Business Leaders, Board of Regents, Students, and Advocates Stress that All Sectors Will Benefit
(New York, NY) Today the New York State Senate legislative session ended with no new outcome on the New York State DREAM Act, legislation that if passed would allow undocumented students access to state financial aid.