Immigrant advocates urge Senate Majority Leader Schumer to deliver a pathway to citizenship

On October 1, 2021, in front of Senator Schumer’s Manhattan office, immigrant advocates and community members urged the Majority Leader to ignore the faulty assessment offered by the parliamentarian and fulfill the promise that Democrats made to immigrant communities. The … Read More

Advocates, Allies, and Immigrant New Yorkers Rally Outside City Hall for a Budget that Centers Immigrants as Essential to NYC’s Recovery

Photo credit: Bill Moore On June 15, 2021, the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), immigrant rights advocates, allies, and immigrant New Yorkers brought their demand for an FY 2022 budget that recognizes immigrants as essential to New York’s recovery to … Read More

Eric Adams reveals agenda for immigrant New Yorkers

Mayoral candidate Eric Adams unveiled on June 3, 2021 his “WeRISE” agenda to raise immigrant safety and empowerment at a town hall for ethnic and community media. A 2015-19 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that 36.8 percent of … Read More

Immigrants Are Essential: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage

Photo: Diversity Studio By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Immigrants have always been the foundation of New York City. Over 200 languages are spoken across the five boroughs and one in every three New … Read More

Immigrant New Yorkers, your city is here for you

By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Photo credit: JP Photography In this new year, more than ever, I am reminded of the importance of New York City’s immigrant communities. They have taken care of us … Read More

Commissioner Bitta Mostofi announces new funding for hard-working immigrant New Yorkers

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Bitta Mostofi joined Lutheran Social Services of New York CEO Damyn Kelly and partners at a press conference to announce new funding to benefit hard-working immigrant New Yorkers, who contributed $195 billion … Read More

New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) opens registration for spring 2015 free job retraining for high-skilled new Americans in STEM

New York, NY (March 5, 2015) – The New York State Office for New Americans (ONA) and The Cooper Union Albert Nerken School of Engineering opened registration today for free professional courses and job placement assistance for high-skilled New Americans … Read More