The New York Immigration Coalition

The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all.  The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018
DOJ Reveals Bannon Behind Census Citizenship Question
This afternoon, the Department of Justice (DOJ) admitted that Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross spoke with Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, about the decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. In a new DOJ court filing in the lawsuit State of New York et al. v...
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Thursday, October 04, 2018
Federal Judge Blocks Trump from Terminating TPS, Protects 250K Immigrants from Deportation
Today, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for El Salvador, Nicaragua, Sudan, and Haiti. In his decision, Judge Chen specifically noted that “circumstantial evidence of...
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Monday, September 24, 2018
Trump Rule Proposed: Immigrant Families Must Choose Food v. Legal Status
Earlier today, the New York Immigration Coalition and numerous other organizations held a press conference ahead of a rally this evening to oppose a new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that makes immigrant families choose between using public health, food, and...
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Refugee + Immigrant Advocates Denounce Trump’s Plan To Slash U.S. Refugee Intake
Yesterday evening, Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced plans to cap the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. at 30,000, a record low. In previous years, the government has accepted far fewer refugees into the country than the cap, so the actual number of refugees admitted will...
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Friday, September 07, 2018
NYIC Denounces Trump Effort to Keep Kids in Cages
Yesterday, the Trump administration proposed a new regulation in an attempt to restrict the rights of immigrant children, seeking to remove court-imposed time limits on how long the government is allowed to keep minors in detention. The new rule, which is meant to circumvent requirements the...
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Thursday, July 26, 2018
Immigrants Notch Victory in Court Against Trump
Today, Federal Judge Jesse Furman ruled against the Trump administration’s request to dismiss New York v. Department of Commerce, and will allow the lawsuit to move forward. The lawsuit argues that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census violates the Constitution, which requires an actual...
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018
SCOTUS Upholds Trump's Muslim Ban
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of Trump’s Muslim Ban. The decision upholds the President’s authority over national security and immigration policy overall. In his decision, Chief Justice John Roberts refused to pass judgment on the soundness of the Muslim ban or the lawfulness of...
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Friday, June 22, 2018
Immigrant Providers/Advocates Update On Migrant Child Crisis In NY
Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and service providers held a press briefing to provide updates on the thousands of migrant children separated from their parents, many of whom are here in New York. Listen to the press conference call recording here . Additionally, participants are...
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
NYIC Condemns Administration’s Shameful Ongoing Practice of Separating Families At Southern Border
The Trump administration’s decision to separate thousands of children from their parents at the southern border is the latest, and to date cruelest, step taken in its ongoing targeting of migrants fleeing violence seeking protection in the United States. The images and videos of children being held...
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
US Blocks Victims Fleeing Domestic Violence
Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a decision in Matter of A-B, which misapplies the settled legal standard for determining when harm by non-governmental actors rises to the level of persecution. It reverses decades of findings and interpretation of domestic and international law and...
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