Positive Immigration Developments, But No New Immigration Programs to Apply For Yet

By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs The new year and new federal administration brought welcome news around immigration policy. President Biden and Congress have introduced new bills that would take important steps to fix our broken … Read More

Immigration: U.S. Supreme Court authorizes expedited removal of asylum seekers without judicial review

In a 7-2 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the expedited removal of people requesting asylum without the possibility of judicial review. Expedited removal, enacted in the anti-immigrant federal legislation passed in 1996, shortens the deportation process into a … Read More

Coronavirus : U.S. Immigration Services working on reopening on June 4

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least May 3

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporarily Closes Offices to the Public from March 18 to April 1

Effective March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is suspending in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices and Application Support Centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). This suspension of services will be effective … Read More

Immigrant advocates denounce Supreme Court decision allowing public charge rule to go forward

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Immigrant advocates gathered at the New York Immigration Coalition for a press conference on January 28, 2020, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 vote that now allows the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) public … Read More

African Communities Together hosts training on videotaping ICE with African immigrant community in Harlem

Photos : Isseu Diouf Campbell African Communities Together hosted on April 14, 2018 in Harlem, a training on videotaping ICE with advocacy organization Urban Justice Center and Witness, an organization using video to create human rights change to prepare members of … Read More

ICE arrests 41,318 immigrants in 3 months | ICE arrête 41.318 immigrants en 3 mois

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has arrested the past 3 months more than 41,000 individuals who are either known or suspected of being in the country illegally. This reflects an increase of 37.6 percent over the … Read More

New Bill protects immigrant New Yorkers from immigration services fraud | Un nouveau projet de loi protège les immigrés New-Yorkais contre la fraude en matière d’immigration

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] New York City Council passed Intro. 746 on April 5, 2017. The bill originally introduced in Spring of 2015 prevents non-attorneys from providing fraudulent and/or unauthorized immigration legal services in New York City and creates new, stronger … Read More

NY Immigration Coalition Denounces Trump’s Second Attempt at Backdoor Muslim Ban | NY Immigration Coalition dénonce la seconde tentative d’interdiction d’entrée des musulmans aux Etats-Unis de Trump

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] On Monday, Donald Trump signed a “Muslim Ban 2.0” executive order targeting travelers and immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen (Iraq was removed from the original list). The new order, … Read More

Video: Masjid Aqsa hosts Immigration Forum to reassure African community | La Mosquée Aqsa organise un Forum sur l’Immigration pour rassurer la communauté africaine

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By Isseu Diouf Campbell Pour les sous-titres en français cliquez sur CC [column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Masjid Aqsa-Salam hosted on February 26, 2017 an immigration forum for the African immigrant community in Harlem following rumors of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s raids … Read More

NYC: The NYPD will not conduct immigration enforcement | Le NYPD n’exécute pas d’opérations liées à l’immigration

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] The NYPD is committed to maintaining a welcoming environment for immigrant communities while also maintaining public safety for all. With this backdrop, the NYPD believes it is important to reiterate our immigration related policies. 1. The NYPD … Read More

9th Circuit Court unanimously strikes down President Trump’s immigration travel ban

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Chief Judge Sydney R. Thomas In a unanimous decision on Thursday evening, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to keep in place the temporary restraining order on President Trump’s executive order mandating an immigration travel ban on individuals from … Read More

NYC: “We are going to defend all New Yorkers regardless of their immigration status” – Mayor de Blasio

By Isseu Diouf Campbell President Trump can sign as many executive orders he wants, Mayor de Blasio is not budging from the position he has always had about protecting all New Yorkers including the undocumented. “The stroke of a pen … Read More

NYC pro-immigrant leaders respond to President Trump’s Immigration Agenda

At the New York Immigration Coalition this afternoon, advocates, immigrants, refugees, service providers, and elected officials gathered to condemn President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration. Yesterday, the President signed Executive Orders during an appearance at Department of Homeland Security … Read More

NYC leaders call to resist President Trump’s immigration plans

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On January 26, 2017, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Congress Member Adriano Espaillat and immigration advocates from across the city will hold a press conference to speak out against and resist President Donald Trump’s newly announced executive orders on … Read More

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