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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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

 Advocates Call for Support for City Resources for Vital Immigrant Services, Voter Registration, Immigrant Workers, and Access to Quality Healthcare

Monday, January 25, 2016

(New York, NY) In Governor Cuomo’s 2016-2017 Executive Budget, funding for adult literacy education was included at $6.3 million, an amount that has remained flat for the past three years despite the fact that this amount is significantly short of meeting the needs of nearly 3.5 million adult New Yorkers who lack English proficiency, a high school diploma or both.    

Monday, January 11, 2016

NYIC Education Collaborative’s Year-Long Campaign to Ensure Access to Translation Services for Immigrant Parents Leads to an Expansion of Services for Families; Boosts School Systems Ability to Support Immigrant Parents and their Children