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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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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Monday, June 11, 2018
NYIC Applauds Senators Schumer + Gillibrand’s Keep Families Together Act
The New York Immigration Coalition applauds the introduction of the Keep Families Together Act , introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein and co-sponsored by New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. If passed, the Act would prevent the the Department of Homeland Security from...
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018
ACLU, Immigrants’ Rights Groups Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question
The American Civil Liberties Union, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Arnold & Porter filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of immigrants’ rights groups challenging the Trump administration’s plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. The groups charge that Trump’s order...
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Wednesday, May 16, 2018
NEW REPORT: Trump Admin Flouts Rule of Law, Falsely Uses "Gang Affiliation” to Profile Young Immigrants of Color
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) at the CUNY School of Law today released a new report, Swept up in the Sweep: The Impact of Gang Allegations on Immigrant New Yorkers . The report details the Trump administration’s using supposed-gang...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Nepali New Yorkers Denounce Trump’s End to TPS; Commemorate Earthquake
Late last night, the Trump Administration ended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepalis living in the U.S. This decision affects 8,950 people, 85% of whom live New York . The Department of Homeland Security has set a 12-month grace period; Nepali TPS holders could face deportation starting...
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court Begins Hearings On Trump's Muslim Ban
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will begin hearing arguments on the third iteration of Trump’s Muslim Ban. Steven Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, issued the following statement: "Trump's latest attempt to discriminate against Muslims is fundamentally anti-American, and...
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Friday, March 23, 2018
The NYIC Slams Trump For Signing Omnibus Spending Bill; Bill Omits Dreamers + Funds Border Wall
On Friday , President Trump signed the omnibus spending bill, which did not include a DREAM Act, but includes $1.6 billion for the border wall, funding for 40,500 detention beds, and funding to hire 65 DHS investigation agents, 100 immigration judges and 60 ICE attorneys. In response, Steven Choi,...
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Monday, March 05, 2018
Dreamers + Advocates Fight Back Against Trump’s March 5th “Deadline"
Today, March 5th marks President’s Trump’s stated deadline to pass a DREAM Act, and Congress– failing to do so in the last six months– now leaves 800,000 young people in limbo. Since Trump first announced the deadline six months ago, more than 15,000 individuals have lost their DACA status at a...
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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Coalition, Legal Aid Society Release Groundbreaking New Study on Immigrant Access to Legal Services in NY
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), together with the Legal Aid Society and the Immigrant Advocates Response Collaborative (I-ARC) released a 2018 update on the groundbreaking report No Safe Harbor: Challenges in Obtaining Immigration Legal Services in New York. No Safe Harbor is the only...
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
NYIC Releases City Legislative Priorities for 2018: “Protect & Invest” In New York’s Immigrants
This morning, the New York Immigration Coalition hosted its annual City Legislative Breakfast– an in-depth, comprehensive event highlighting key issues to ensure the success of New York City’s immigrant communities in the upcoming year. In light of federal attacks against immigrant communities and...
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