Immigration Issues

Lining the steps of Brooklyn's Borough Hall, protesters called for a halt to the temporary immigration ban. Photo courtesy of Abdul Razak Al-Kabili

Lawsuit Blocks Trump’s Executive Order Immigration Ban

by David Greene Immigrants, visitors and refugees from seven predominantly Muslim nations are once again being allowed to travel to the United States after a federal judge in Seattle, WA., deemed the ban unconstitutional. On January 27 President Donald Trump […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Immigration Issues, News
Chairman Crowley Statement on Trump Administration Plan for Mass Deportations

Chairman Crowley Statement on Trump Administration Plan for Mass Deportations

Chairman Crowley Statement on Trump Administration Plan for Mass Deportations (Queens, the Bronx, NY) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement after President Donald Trump unveiled a memo that drastically changes U.S. immigration enforcement and […]

NYS Senator Jose Serrano Jr., SD 29.

State Senators Serrano and Hoylman Introduce Bills to Make New York a Safe Place for Immigrants

State Senators Serrano & Hoylman Introduce Bills to Make New York a Safe Place for Immigrants Package of bills would protect immigrant rights and fight back against the Trump administration Comes on the heels of nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration […]

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State Senators Serrano and Hoylman Introduce Bills to Make New York a Sanctuary State

State Senators Serrano and Hoylman Introduce Bills to Make New York a Sanctuary State Package of bills would protect immigrant rights and fight back against the Trump administration Comes on the heels of nationwide raids by U.S. Immigration and Customs […]

Op-Ed: MISLEADING SANCTUARY STATE RISKS FEDERAL FUNDING

Op-Ed: MISLEADING SANCTUARY STATE RISKS FEDERAL FUNDING

by Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R-Canandaigua) Defying federal policy by attempting to shield illegal immigrants from the law does not protect the interests of New Yorkers. Earlier this week, the Assembly Majority proposed a number of bills that […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Immigration Issues, Op Ed
IDC ANNOUNCES IMMIGRANT DEFENSE COALITION PARTNERS AND 1-800 EMERGENCY HOTLINE

IDC ANNOUNCES IMMIGRANT DEFENSE COALITION PARTNERS AND 1-800 EMERGENCY HOTLINE

IDC ANNOUNCES IMMIGRANT DEFENSE COALITION PARTNERS AND 1-800 EMERGENCY HOTLINE Assistance will be available through the IDC’s 1 (800) 213-6385 hotline with partners who will provide immigration services in Member’s District Offices New York, NY — The Independent Democratic Conference […]

Dozens of Bronx delis shut their doors at 12 noon on Thursday in a protest against President Trump's immigration ban.--Photo by David Greene

Bodega Ghost Town: Bronx Delis Close in Protest

Bodega Ghost-town: Hundreds of Deli Owners Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy by David Greene   Bodegas and delis around the city shut for eight-hours, as a silent protest to President Donald Trump’s “temporary” immigration ban that has so far detained or […]

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MARISOL ALCANTARA ON HOSTILE AMENDMENT

STATEMENT FROM SENATOR MARISOL ALCANTARA ON HOSTILE AMENDMENT

I’m glad that the Senate adopted a much-needed piece of legislation that I sponsored today that will help prevent teen suicide, an issue that disproportionately affects Latinas. One in seven Latino youths attempt suicide and educators need the tools to […]

Independent Democratic Conference Announces Immigrant Defense Coalition

Independent Democratic Conference Announces Immigrant Defense Coalition

Independent Democratic Conference Announces Immigrant Defense Coalition Albany, NY — After the Trump administration issued an un-American executive order and ramped up anti-immigration rhetoric and policies, the New York Senate Independent Democratic Conference announced a major initiative to protect immigrant […]

Abdul Razak Al-Kabili posts a sign of protest after shutting his Smoke Shop on East 207 Street in Norwood.--Photo by David Greene

Bodega Ghost-town: Hundreds of Deli Owners Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy

Bodega Ghost-town: Hundreds of Deli Owners Protest Trump’s Immigration Policy by David Greene Bodegas and delis around the city shut for eight-hours, as a silent protest to President Donald Trump’s “temporary” immigration ban that has so far detained or prevented […]

Independent Democratic Conference Announce $250,000 in funding for the Vera Institute of Justice’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

Independent Democratic Conference Announce $250,000 in funding for the Vera Institute of Justice’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project

INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE AND NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK STAND WITH IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES TO PROTECT CIVIL RIGHTS AND COMBAT HATE CRIMES Independent Democratic Conference Announce $250,000 in funding for the Vera Institute of Justice’s New York Immigrant Family Unity Project New York […]

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POP-UP IDNYC ENROLLMENT CENTER LAUNCHES AT SPRING BANK 10AM TODAY

City agencies and Spring Bank will launch IDNYC’s first pop-up enrollment center at a bank, located at 69 E. 167th St (Gerard Av) in the Bronx, on Thursday, June 23 at 10 a.m.

The Enemy Among Us

The Enemy Among Us

Bigotry is alive and well, not only in this nation but right here in our community. I shudder when I read comments from so called community leaders who are posting and calling for the exclusion of Muslims fleeing tyranny, war […]

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses?

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses?

We are all very well versed in Emma Lazarus’  famous quote “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift […]

by · September 17, 2015 · Immigration Issues, Op Ed, World News
Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Governor Signs Legislation to Protect and Support Nail Salon Workers

Legislation Protecting Nail Salon Workers On Thursday morning, Governor Cuomo signed legislation protecting and supporting nail salon workers in New York. The bill was one of the Governor’s top priorities this legislative session and builds on the Governor’s previous efforts to […]