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Monday, December 19, 2016

After casting their 29 electoral college votes for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier today, the members of the New York Electoral College, including President Bill Clinton and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, made another profound statement in support of immigrant New York.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

 A Month before the Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, New Yorkers, including Elected Officials, Advocates, and Community Members, Pledge to Protect Immigrants from Anti-Immigrant Policies

Thursday, December 15, 2016

New York’s Organizations, Immigrants, and Elected Officials Send Clear Message of Defiance to President-Elect

Monday, November 21, 2016

 State’s Effort to Coordinate Legal Services Demonstrates Critical Commitment to Immigrant Communities 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

 In Post-Election Climate, Unscrupulous Legal Providers May Prey on Immigrant Fears

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

 In the early morning of Wednesday, November 9th, it became official: Donald Trump was elected the next President of the United States. The shocking results speak towards a country divided on issues from immigration to the economy, and in the next few months and over the next four years, much will have to be done to heal these divisions.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Community members, immigration activists and clergy marched to the Buffalo ICE field office this morning to show support for Aida Ramirez Arellano, a mother of two us citizen children who was detained and placed into deportation proceedings as part of the mass workplace raid of 4 mexican restaurants last week. Aida is currently on an ankle monitor, and has appointments with ICE while she fights her deportation case. “When ICE came they took my children away from me and gave them to a foster family. I thought I would never be able to see them again,” said Aida Ramirez Arellano.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

On Tuesday, October 25th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would extend the designation of temporary protected status (TPS) for Nepal by a period of 18 months from December

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

On October 6th, SVRD will Register Students Ahead of Voter Registration Deadline