CURRENT PRESS RELEASES
Begin One-Week Countdown to Immigrants’ Day of Action;
More than 1,000 Expected in Albany to Push for State Dream Legislation, Other Priorities
One year ago, on February 28, 2011, Jesus Martinez, a resident of Lynden, WA, called 911 to request medical attention for his son Alex. Within an hour, U.S. Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officers had killed Alex, firing 13 shots at him.
NYIC joins over 50 Organizations across the country demanding changes in Border Patrol
For the first time, northern border states have united to urge the Department of Homeland Security to reform the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol and to call on the Department of Justice to close loopholes in the Racial Profiling Guidance that allow racial and religious profiling in border communities.
Joins with Other New York Officials and Institutions in Righting a Wrong of our Broken Immigration System
Gives New Hope to New York’s Immigrant Communities
Thursday, January 12, 2012. (New York, NY) The following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
DHS Announces Proposed Change to 3- or 10-Year Bar Waiver Processing
The administration announced today a proposal that would allow the Department of Homeland Security to process waivers inside the United States for certain immigrant visa applicants so that the applicants can remain united with their families. The proposed procedure is not expected to go into effect for at least several months.
Following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition:
“Although Governor Cuomo’s delivered speech today only briefly touched upon immigration, it is important to bring attention to the Governor’s plan in its entirety as outlined in the press release that was sent out today.
While Washington, DC, Fails to Act, New Yorkers Push for State Legislation
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reported that it would begin to implement the new deportation policy it had announced on August 18th, under which deportation cases currently pending in immigration court will be reviewed and cases deemed “low priority” will be closed. The agency has described as “low priority” those cases involving DREAM-eligible youth, military family members, crime victims, and immigrants with strong family ties.
Immigrant Youth and Faith, Community, Labor and Civic Leaders Join Commissioner King and Chancellor Tisch to announce Regents Vote on Tuition Assistance for DREAMers