Immigrant Advocates Applaud TPS Re-Designation and Extension for Yemen, Demand Permanent Protections
New York Immigration Coalition
by Kim Corona
1w ago
New York, NY—Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen for eighteen months, from September 4, 2024 to March 3, 2026, benefiting an estimated 4,000 people, if they are otherwise eligible. This extension and redesignation does not apply for anyone who was not already in the United States on July 2, 2024. Current TPS Yemen holders must re-register during the 60-day period from July 10, 2024, through September 9, 2024, to maintain their TPS and work authorization. Murad Awawdeh, President and CEO, New York Imm ..read more
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UPDATE: City Budget Delivers Wins for Immigrant NYers: Language Access, Early Childhood and More
New York Immigration Coalition
by reeddunlea
2w ago
New York, NY—Yesterday, the New York City Mayor and City Council passed a $112.4 billion executive budget for FY25. The NYIC applauds the inclusion of several priorities in this budget including $25 million for Promise NYC; $100 million for early childhood programming; $14 million for adult literacy; an additional $58.6 million for initiatives like NYIFUP, ICARE and others, alongside an increase of $4.4 million for legal services for immigrant families; $3.8 million for language access worker cooperatives and an interpreter bank; $3.6 million for Access Health; $700K for Key to the City; and ..read more
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City Budget Delivers Wins for Immigrant NYers: Promise NYC, 3-K/Pre-K and Libraries
New York Immigration Coalition
by reeddunlea
2w ago
New York, NY—Today, the New York City Mayor and City Council announced a handshake deal on a $112.4 billion executive budget for FY25. The NYIC fought for a range of programs to support immigrant New Yorkers, and applaud the inclusion of several priorities in this deal including Promise NYC, $100 million for 3-K and Pre-K and $58 million to reverse cuts to the city’s public libraries. Murad Awawdeh, President and CEO, New York Immigration Coalition: “The handshake deal announced today is a vital step in reversing Mayor Adams’ unnecessarily austere proposed budget that would have left too many ..read more
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Immigrant Advocates Applaud TPS Re-Designation and Extension for Haiti, Demand Permanent Pathway to Citizenship
New York Immigration Coalition
by Kim Corona
2w ago
New York, NY—Today, the Department of Homeland Security announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti, benefiting an estimated 309,000 people who may become newly eligible for TPS. The extension for current TPS holders is for an additional 18 months, from August 4, 2024, through February 3, 2026. The redesignation of Haiti for TPS allows Haitian nationals residing in the United States as of June 3, 2024, to apply for TPS through February 3, 2026, so long as they meet all eligibility requirements. Current TPS Haiti holders must re-registe ..read more
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COLLABORATIVE CALLS ON CITY TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR LANGUAGE ACCESS AS NEW DATA REVEALS WIDESPREAD VIOLATIONS OF NEW YORK LANGUAGE ACCESS LAWS
New York Immigration Coalition
by reeddunlea
3w ago
The data released by the City is from a Mayor’s Office “secret shoppers” program aimed at evaluating language access compliance. New York, NY—The Language Justice Collaborative (LJC) is calling for the restoration of  $3.8 million to fund language access services amidst new data released by the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. The data comes out of a 2023 evaluation of 148 service centers as part of the Language Access Secret Shopper (LASS) program, a program that employs “secret shoppers” to pose as limited-English proficiency clients to test City agencies’ language acc ..read more
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New Survey Shows Immigrant Candy Sellers Lack Childcare; City Must Fund and Expand Promise NYC
New York Immigration Coalition
by reeddunlea
3w ago
New York, NY—Today, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) and Algún Día released the findings of a new survey of new immigrant New Yorkers selling candy and fruit in the subways and parks. These findings were highlighted today in a story from WNYC/Gothamist, following up on their previous story.  Algún Día – a grassroots volunteer-based initiative to assess and address the needs of our new immigrant neighbors, comprised of formerly undocumented immigrants, current Dreamers, and first-generation immigrants – enlisted a network of Spanish-speaking volunteer social workers to conduct the ..read more
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Advocates Applaud Biden’s Common Sense Actions to Support Long-Standing Undocumented Communities
New York Immigration Coalition
by Kim Corona
1M ago
New York, NY—Today, President Biden announced new actions that would support the ability of undocumented Americans to work and remain in the country with their families without fear of deportation while they pursue a pathway to legal status. Building off existing authorities, a process for “Parole in Place” will apply to undocumented spouses of United States citizens who have resided in the U.S. for at least ten years and meet other eligibility. This new process could benefit up to 500,000 people and 50,000 of their children under the age of 21. Additionally, the updated policy for t ..read more
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DACA Anniversary: Washington Must Act to Provide Pathway to Citizenship for Over 30,000 New Yorkers
New York Immigration Coalition
by reeddunlea
1M ago
New York, NY—Tomorrow marks the twelve-year anniversary of the announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  For more than a decade, the program has been a lifeline for over 835,000 DACA recipients who arrived in the United States at a young age for a chance to build out their future.  Year after year, the DACA program has provided temporary relief and opportunities for hundreds of thousands and has faced numerous legal challenges, including the most recent one at the 5th Circuit Court. The outcome of that Court’s decision could potentially lead to the e ..read more
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Advocates Condemn Executive Action, Urge Biden to Prioritize Humanitarian Solutions for Asylum Seekers
New York Immigration Coalition
by Kim Corona
1M ago
New York, NY—Today, President Biden signed an executive action limiting access to asylum at the U.S. southern border once the seven-day average of people crossing between ports of entry exceeds 2,500. This policy will go into effect immediately. The new measure will result in a temporary closure of the U.S. southern border to many people seeking safety, absent exceptional circumstances. Numerous individuals and families will be subject to expulsion, which will force them to return to the possibility of harm. Murad Awawdeh, President and CEO, New York Immigration Coalition: “President Biden's r ..read more
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Immigrant Advocates Rally for New York for All Act to Keep ICE Out of Our Communities
New York Immigration Coalition
by reeddunlea
1M ago
The New York for All Act prohibits local law enforcement and state agencies from colluding with federal immigration authorities Photos/videos are available here. Livestream is available here. Albany, NY—Today, the New York For All coalition, elected officials, community members, and allies rallied and held a press conference at the Million Dollar Staircase to call for the passage of the New York For All Act (S987 Gounardes / A5686 Reyes). All New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, want to lead open lives, participate in their communities, and provide for their family without intimidati ..read more
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