New York City Council Passes Bill Granting Local Voting Rights To Legal Permanent Residents
After a spirited debate, the council approved the measure to allow about 900,000 non-citizen New Yorkers to vote in city elections.
Dec 9, 2021 6:49 PM
New York’s Excluded Workers Fund Running Dry As State Stops Taking New Applications
“The fact that this fund has been depleted barely two months after it first opened is a testament to how badly New Yorkers need this lifeline."
Oct 9, 2021 2:16 PM
14 Arrested After Protesters Block ICE From Leaving New Jersey Jail
The arrests come as immigration attorneys allege that ICE has “disappeared” its clients from the jail.
Jun 8, 2021 8:31 PM
NYC Council Votes To Use The Term "Noncitizen" Over "Alien" In Official City Documents
The term "alien" is used to describe undocumented immigrants or noncitizens six times in the New York City Charter.
May 29, 2020 4:03 PM
Survey Of Struggling NY Immigrants Points To "Devastation" Resulting From Coronavirus
Immigrant groups are pressing Governor Andrew Cuomo for immediate action, including a rent freeze and a billionaire tax to create a $3.5 billion fund to aid excluded workers such as undocumented immigrants.
May 13, 2020 1:30 PM
Low-Income NYC Residents, Undocumented Immigrants Could Get Financial Relief Burying Loved Loves During Coronavirus Crisis
"If you're poor or out of work and you can't even pay your rent right now, how are you going to be able to afford the cost of burying a loved one?"
Apr 13, 2020 2:42 PM
Senate's $2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Plan Leaves Out Undocumented And Their Families
"They almost had to go out of their way to exclude immigrant families and mixed status families."
Mar 25, 2020 7:14 PM
Justice Department Closes Most Immigration Courts After Demands From Staff
The move came after desperate pleas from immigration judges and from the government lawyers who prosecute immigrants
Mar 18, 2020 2:32 PM
Immigration Lawyers Demand Release Of New York ICE Detainees Now
For many detainees, "It feels like lock-down, it feels like solitary," according to an attorney.
Mar 17, 2020 4:02 PM
Coronavirus Outbreak Inflicting "Severe" Economic Damage On Immigrant Workers As NYC Scrambles To Slow Spread
"If business drops a lot, a lot, a lot, we're gonna close it," said one food vendor.
Mar 17, 2020 12:22 PM
ICE Detainees In Newark Allege Poor Medical Care And Mistreatment
“If they can’t take care of us like they’re supposed to, do something else—send me to another jail, or give me my freedom and I can go myself to the hospital.”
Jan 28, 2020 5:00 AM
Booker To NJ Democratic Allies: End Your ICE Detention Contracts Now
Booker likely hopes his new position on immigration detention will set him apart in the crowded Democratic presidential field.
Nov 18, 2019 5:23 PM
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