VICTORY! SCOTUS Declares Trump’s Termination Of DACA Illegal

In a 5-4 majority opinion the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Trump administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program violated the Administrative Procedure Act and was, thus, unlawful. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat And Others Stand In Solidarity To Protect DACA Recipients And Immigrant Families

Representative Adriano Espaillat was joined by Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) and immigrant advocates during a press conference held earlier today at his Washington Heights district office. 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 →

Harlem’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement On Urgency To Protect DREAMers From Harlem To Hollis

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement on President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and efforts by the administration to attack immigrant families in communities around the nation. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat And House Democrats To Reconsider Rejected DACA Applications

Leading House Democrats issued the statements below after the Department of Homeland Security announced its decision to reconsider the applications of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients who applied for an extension by the deadline but were rejected after delays by the U.S. Postal Service and at agency receiving locations. 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 →