Protecting All New Yorkers, Says Northern Manhattan Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez

It is incredible that one of the wealthiest nations in the world has been hobbled by a shortage in medical equipment, exposing us to be no more prepared than any developing nation in the world. Continue Reading →

Expert Panel Explores The Role Immigrants Play In Creating A NYC Fashion Identity

An expert panel from the worlds of fashion, immigration and labor addressed the historical relationship between immigrants and the city’s fashion industry from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Senator Hoylman And Assembly Member Cruz Introduce “Access To Representation Act” For Immigrants

Today, Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Catalina Cruz introduced the Access to Representation Act, which would create a statutory right to a lawyer for any New Yorker from Harlem to the Hudson facing deportation who cannot afford an attorney on their own. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement On Trump’s Appointment Of Chad Wolf

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (right) released the following statement on the appointment of former lobbyist, Chad Wolf, to become the newest Acting Secretary for Homeland Security: Continue Reading →

Joint Statement On President’s Proclamation Regarding Action On Visas For Immigrants

We commend the court for halting the President’s Proclamation, regarding visas for immigrants, from going into effect for now. Continue Reading →

NYC Community Groups Create New Fund To Free New Yorkers From Immigration Detention

A new bond fund created through a collaboration of New York City community organizations, the New York Immigrant Freedom Fund (NYIFF), has freed more than 300 immigrant New Yorkers from detention in less than a year of operation. Continue Reading →

NY, National Child Health Experts And Advocates File Amicus Brief In Supreme Court

At least a quarter of a million young children—including 6,900 from Harlem to the Hudson—would be harmed developmentally, psychologically, and economically by the cancellation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Continue Reading →

MOIA And ONA Announce Investment In Legal Services For Immigrants Facing Imminent Deportation

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Bitta Mostofi today announced the City of New York and New York State’s joint $1 million investment in continued efforts to support immigrant New Yorkers in accessing justice through innovative solutions. Continue Reading →


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