HW Pick Largest Citizenship Drive In NYC And Ever In The USA

The New Americans Campaign (NAC) NY/NJ Partners announced that registration is now open for Lawful Permanent Residents (also known as Green Card Holders or LPRs) who want to apply to become U.S. Citizens. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Reps Adriano Espaillat, Lofgren And Grijalva Lead Against DHS Public Charge Rule (Spanish)

Today, Reps. Adriano Espaillat, Zoe Lofgren , and Raúl M. Grijalva lead more than 80 Members of Congress in a letter sent to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen and the Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney addressing their collective concern regarding the draft DHS rule. Continue Reading →

Statements From Eecteds Officials On FEMA’s Temporary Assistance Extension For Puerto Ricans In NYC

“For far too many of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the Temporary Shelter Assistance Program means the difference between a roof over their heads or homelessness,” said Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Continue Reading →

Mayor’s Office Of Immigrant Affairs And The City Council Announce NYC Immigrant Information Desk

Today, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the City Council announced three new in-person resource hubs, called the NYC Immigrant Information Desk, creating central, hyperlocal resources for immigrant New Yorkers to access City services and receive referrals. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Rodriguez Appears In Court To Reaffirm His Commitment To Immigrants

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez appeared before a judge for his scheduled court date. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for his arrest on January 11, 2018 at a protest against Ravi Ragbir’s deportation. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rodriguez Statement On Court Decision Granting Stay Of Deportation To Ravi Ragbir

Uptown’s NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on today’s court decision granting a stay of deportation to Ravi Ragbir.

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Harlem Rep. Espaillat Announces Guest For State Of The Union And Continues Relief Work

Congressman Adriano Espaillat has been among the most vocal congressional leaders in his calls for emergency federal relief and resources to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria’s landfall in September. Continue Reading →

Statement From Uptown Council Member Rodriguez And Others On Ravi Ragbir Detention

Council Member Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) and Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement as immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir was granted habeas corpus by Judge Katherine B. Forrest and will be released from ICE custody until a future hearing.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Espaillat And Others Demand IG Investigation Into ICE/CBP Policies And Actions

Today, Representatives Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), José E. Serrano (D-NY), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) called for an Department of Homeland Security Inspector General investigation into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policies. Continue Reading →

Super “Immigration” Lawyer Bradford Bernstein’s The Brad & Squeeze Show Line Up

With issues of immigration being a Harlem, national and international conversation, we thought this article about super Immigration lawyer Attorney Bradford “Brad” Bernstein would be timely. Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat Statement On Decision To end TPS For Salvadorans

Today, uptown Congressman Adriano Espaillat released the following statement following the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans, with an 18-month deadline. Continue Reading →

Uptown Is Demanding Dignity And Continuing To Fight For Amanda Morales Guerra

Yesterday, November 17th, 2017, at Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca were joined by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, and community leaders. Continue Reading →

Uptown Gathers To Mark Three Months Since Amanda Morales Guerra Too Sanctuary

Tomorrow, November 17, 2017, at 11:00 AM in front of Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca will be joined by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Senator Marisol Alcantara, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Father Luis Barrios … Continue Reading →

NYC Joins Amicus Brief Filed On Behalf Of Jurisdictions In Support Of Nationwide Permanent DACA Injunction

New York City signed on to an amicus brief this week, led by Los Angeles and alongside twenty-four other jurisdictions and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Continue Reading →

NY City Council Announces Rapid Response Services For Immigrants From Harlem To Hollis

Be prepared!

To address the uncertainty and fear in our immigrant communities unleashed by the Trump Administration’s immigration policy changes, the New York City Council has taken additional steps to provide “rapid response” services throughout the year. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Rep. Espaillat And Others Hold Moment Of Truth Forum On Immigration In America

Yesterday, Rep. Adriano Espaillat joined by Rep. Joseph Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, Rep. José E. Serrano, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, and Rep. Yvette D. ClarkeContinue Reading →

Community Gather To Mark One Month Amanda Morales Guerra Took Refuge Uptown

TOMORROW Sunday, September 18 at 12:00 PM in front of Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa and NYS Senator Marisol Alcantara. Continue Reading →

First Lady McCray, City Leaders At “Dreamer Dinner” From Harlem To Hollis At Gracie Mansion

Last week, First Lady Chirlane McCray, along with Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and Acting Commissioner Bitta Mostofi of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, held a “Dreamer Dinner” at Gracie Mansion with immigrant youth, including beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Continue Reading →