CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Boehner Should Act Now to Move Immigration Reform Forward
Now that the government shutdown has finally come to a close, immigration reform gives Congress the chance to rise to the occasion and get something productive done. Today, President Obama said that Congress should finish the job of fixing our broken immigration system and helping our economy by passing an immigration reform bill by the end of the year.
Reflects Growing Impatience with Speaker Boehner’s Refusal to Act on Immigration Reform
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) joined tens of thousands of people from across the country who gathered today in the nation’s capitol to demand that the House leadership pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship before the end of this year. In an act of non-violent, civil disobedience in front of the U.S. Capitol, 200 people, including four members of the NYIC, were arrested today.
Among those participating in the action were:
Immigration Reform is Not a Bridge too Far, if only Boehner would Get out of the Way
With the Government in Shutdown Mode, an Immigration Reform Bill is Introduced in the House and New York’s Elected Officials Join with Immigrant Community Leaders to Urge Participation in the March for Immigrant Dignity & Respect
New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform Announce Major Mobilization on October 5th: A National Day of Dignity & Respect
Protesters Demand Vote on Path to Citizenship and Real Immigration Reform
Statewide, only 3.2% of English language learners reached proficiency levels in English Language Arts and only 9.8% of English language learners attained proficiency in Mathematics according to results released by the state today on the 2012–13 Grades 3–8 English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics tests. These numbers reflect a dramatic drop from already abysmal proficiency levels last year, which were 11.7% and 34.4% in English Language Arts and Mathematics respectively for English language learners.
Pressure Mounts on House to Include Pathway to Citizenship in Comprehensive Bill
New York is the first city in America to make investment that will allow thousands of immigrants to legally live and work in the country
Today, Speaker Quinn, New York City Council Members, Bloomberg administration officials and advocates announced $18 million in funding to provide adult education classes and legal services for New York’s young immigrants in order to help them qualify for the Federal government’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.