Harlem Rep Espaillat Statement On The Pending Release Of Baba Sillah

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Today, Harlem Rep Adriano Espaillat released the following statement on the pending release of Baba Sillah, from Gambia who was facing deportation and was pardoned today by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Deportations, NYC Must Protect Our Residents

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A statement by Uptown representative Ydanis Rodriguez regarding  immigrants against deportation:

“I stand with Ravi Ragbir and all immigrants against deportation. Continue Reading →

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

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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 →

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Harris, Harlem’s Espaillat Lead Lawmakers To Reject Expansion Of Family Immigration Detention

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Today, U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris and Harlem Representative Adriano Espaillat led 74 lawmakers in a letter requesting that Republican Congressional leaders …

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Mount Sinai Human Rights Program And Others Call On ICE To Discontinue Policy On Detaining Pregnant Individuals

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Today, a broad coalition of over 250 civil and human rights organizations called on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reverse a recent policy change from the Trump Administration regarding the detention of pregnant individuals and to reinstitute a general presumption that pregnant individuals should not be subject to detention. Continue Reading →

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Hazardous Travel Advisory And Winter Storm Watch From Harlem To Hollis

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Once weather permits, business owners should be mindful of the following information. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Mark Levine And Others Call On ICE Agents To Wear Body Cameras

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NYC Council Member Mark Levine and Council Member Carlos Menchaca will be joined by U.S. Congress Members Yvette D. Clarke and Adriano Espaillat at a press conference on Thursday, August 24, 2017, call on the federal government to require Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents to wear body cameras. Continue Reading →

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Immigrant Family Seeks Sanctuary In Uptown Church

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A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. has entered a Washington Heights church with her three children seeking refuge from immigration authorities. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Remarks For Joint Public Hearing Of Committee

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By Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

The recent attempt by ICE to arrest a woman in Human Trafficking Court confirmed our worst suspicions about ICE’s intentions. Continue Reading →

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Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Announce ICE And NYC Schools

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Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bill de Blaso, Carmen Farina, and others talk about the Council policy that states clearly and unambiguously–ICE can’t come in without a warrant signed by a judge. Period. Continue Reading →

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