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Immigrant Groups Launch 24 Hours Of Action Against Refugee Ban

A coalition of immigrant, religious, labor, and humanitarian organizations declared New York “A City of Refuge” as they kicked off 24-hours of action in defense of refugees today in Downtown Manhattan. Activist groups coordinated by African Communities Together (ACT) gathered for a [...]

March 28, 2017 Immigration, News

The Filipino Activist Taking The Fight To Trump In Queens

What would you do if you were a 38-year-old single parent who was financially responsible for your sister and your parents—but you were in a dead-end job with no opportunities on the horizon?  Seriously – what would you do? If [...]

March 20, 2017 Immigration, Upstanders
Victory Bible church protest

Midwest Report: The Origins and Outcomes of the Olathe Shootings

Olathe is one of those Midwestern in-between places that you might drive through without thinking of were it not your destination. The town, formerly farm land about 30 minutes from downtown Kansas City, is now a blend of hemmed-in fields, [...]

March 17, 2017 Grassroots, Immigration, News
Melissa Mark-Viverito

City Speaker Defends New York City Sanctuary Status

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito argued that immigrants have had a net positive effect on New York at a talk on sanctuary cities at the Tenement Museum in the Lower East Side this week. “Here we are in [...]

March 3, 2017 Immigration, News
Not My President Rally

“Not My President Day” Protesters Rally at Trump International Hotel

New Yorkers gathered at the Trump International Hotel on Monday for a Not My President Day’s rally protesting the “un-American” policies of the current White House. The rally, which took place between 12pm and 4pm at Columbus Circle, was attended by [...]

February 21, 2017 Grassroots, Human Rights, Immigration, LGBTQ, News, Women
Deport President Bannon sign

Undocumented Immigrants in New York Are “Not Alone” Protesters say

New Yorkers gathered in rallies over the weekend to protest Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. Approximately 40 foreign nationals in the greater New York area were detained in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids over the weekend, leaving New [...]

February 13, 2017 Immigration, News
Demonstrators at Battery Park

Refugee Ban Slammed at Battery Park Demo

Downtown Manhattan was packed with demonstrators Sunday protesting against President Donald Trump’s executive orders banning refugees and certain immigrants from entering the United States. The rally at Battery Park, organized by The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), Make The Road New [...]

January 29, 2017 Human Rights, Immigration, News

Immigrant Defense Project Urges New Yorkers to Report Immigration Raids

Immigrant Defense Project, a New York advocacy group for the rights of immigrants with criminal records, has urged New Yorkers to report raids on immigrants, so it can continue to track enforcement trends through the Trump presidency. Over the past [...]

December 6, 2016 Immigration, News

Scammers Prey on Deportation Fears of New York Immigrants 

Immigrant communities in New York are being targeted by deportation and resettlement scams following Donald Trump’s election victory on November 8.  “We need to spread the information about the kind of fraud that is happening in the country right now, [...]

December 2, 2016 Immigration, News

New York’s Young Undocumented Face Uncertainty Over DACA

Legal advocacy groups based in New York are preparing to fight Donald Trump if he follows through on a pre-election promise to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, but young people enrolled on the program are preparing [...]

December 1, 2016 Grassroots, Immigration, News