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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Earlier this month Mayor de Blasio unveiled a $16.4 million legal services plan as a part of his executive budget which would provide undocumented immigrants facing deportation and other proceedings legal representation.

The Mayor later revealed that this funding would not be provided for immigrants in removal proceedings who have been convicted of certain crimes.

Monday, May 8, 2017

The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday, 217-213, to approve the American Health Care Act. The following is a statement from Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

During his first 100 days in office, President Trump and his administration have attacked immigrant communities in the United States through a sweeping set of executive actions. These actions have included unconstitutional Muslim bans, efforts to stop refugee admissions, and increased immigration deportation and raids. On the President's first visit back to New York since taking office, the NYIC is organizing a massive protest outside Trump Tower on THURSDAY, May 4th from 6pm-8pm.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On Wednesday, Mayor de Blasio released an $84.9 billion budget for New York City against a backdrop of uncertainty from the Federal government. Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, said:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A San Francisco judge blocked enforcement of President Trump’s executive order barring federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities Tuesday. In response, Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, released the following statement: 

Friday, April 21, 2017

The Justice Department sent letters to eight cities Friday that threaten to withhold federal grant money if they don’t demonstrate cooperation with immigration enforcement.

In response, Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition released the following statement:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

In response to news reports, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, released the following statement:

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Americans could wind up facing felony charges for giving someone a ride

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a widely reported memo to the Department of Justice outlining new policies targeting undocumented immigrants living in the United States.

However, the memo also makes clear that American citizens and immigrants with lawful status will also be subject to criminal prosecution if:

Monday, April 10, 2017

“The 2017 budget is a disappointment for our four million immigrant New Yorkers, at a time when President Trump’s Muslim bans, deportation threats, and proposed budget cuts have directly threatened our communities. Although we are pleased with the IDC’s historic investment of $10 million for critical immigration services, there remain unaddressed gaps in legal services, undocumented youth have been excluded from the Excelsior Scholarship, and the budget did not address other important issues such as adult education.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Steven Choi, Executive Director of NYIC, responds to recent ruling in favor of IDNYC:

“The New York Immigration Coalition is thrilled with the judge's ruling allowing the City to properly safeguard the privacy and personal documents of IDNYC cardholders, including the tens of thousands of New York's immigrants who have benefited greatly from all of the City's resources. IDNYC is designed to create opportunity for all New Yorkers, including our immigrants, and not to put people at risk. This is our New York: a city for all."



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