Commissioner Mostofi On Nationwide Halting Implementation Of The Public Charge Of Rule

“The District Court’s decision to halt the implementation of the Public Charge Rule nationwide for the duration of the COVID-19 national health emergency brings relief. 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 →

NYC Enters Litigation Against Board Of Elections To Make Voting Easier For Limited English Proficient New Yorkers

The City responded today to the New York City Board of Elections’ attempt to bar interpreters from being inside buildings where poll sites are located during Tuesday’s Special Election. Continue Reading →

Uptown Council Member Levin And Others Announce New “Know Your Rights” For Workers

Today, Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Bitta Mostofi joined City agency and community partners—including Lutheran Social Services of New York—to announce $350,000 in funding from the City and Robin Hood for “Know Your Rights” (KYR) forums for immigrant New Yorkers. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Makes Two New Appointments

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Nisha Agarwal as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson, to advance the Administration’s recently announced DemocracyNYC initiative. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Citywide Guidance And NYPD Assistance With Federal Immigration Enforcement

The de Blasio Administration today announced the issuance of citywide guidance and new NYPD protocols to clarify and institutionalize the City’s policy that it will not voluntarily cooperate with federal immigration enforcement activities, and will only coordinate in limited circumstances, including where there is a public safety risk. Continue Reading →