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Monday, June 19, 2017

Initiative trains youth to mobilize communities in light of current political climate  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last week the State Education Department (SED) released its draft Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan. In the draft (page 133), SED commits to creating official engagement guidelines with an emphasis on engaging parents and families of students identified as English Language Learners (ELLs)/Multilingual Learners (MLLs), immigrant, migrant and homeless. The plan also includes a commitment to support schools and districts with engaging all cultures of school communities.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to speak with the Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly, about a recent incident in which a federal agent from USCIS visited a public school in Queens. In response, Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition issued the following statement:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017, Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Chancellor Fariña, and Commissioner Agarwal announced new guidance to schools around requests for access to schools and records by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Key provisions of the guidance include: sending the ICE officer outside the school while ICE’s paperwork is checked, requiring the principal to consult with the Senior Field Counsel before responding to ICE, notifying the parent after consulting with the Senior Field Counsel, and requiring judicial warrants as access criteria.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Today 30+ organizations and dozens of students launched the College Opportunity and Resource Expansion (CORE)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

 Decision will Benefit Thousands of New Yorkers Now Able to Practice 57 Technical Professions

Thursday, April 28, 2016

 New York Immigration Coalition and Citi Community Development Invest in High School Students 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Advocates Say Literacy Is the Key to Social Integration in NYC

Thursday, March 10, 2016

 Advocates Call on Elected Officials to Invest in Immigrant New York through Integration Efforts, Health Care Access, Worker Protections, Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants and More 

Thursday, February 11, 2016

(New York, NY) Today, New York City Council Melissa Mark-Viverito delivered her annual State of the City address.