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Immigration Goes Looking for Fourth Grader; Why Isn’t Kelly Keeping Agents Out of Schools?

In what’s been called a “disgusting act of intimidation“, federal agents from the Customs and Immigration Service showed up at a public school in Queens last week looking for information on a fourth grader, before being turned away by a school safety agent and an administrator. Immigration agents come to school To be fair, the agents … Continue reading »

Ahead of AG Sessions Visit, Long Island Community Leaders Stand United — in Favor of Addressing Local Challenges Together, and Against the Visit by the Divisive Sessions

Long Island, NY — On a press call today, local community leaders made it clear that what Long Island needs is for local leaders, elected officials, and law enforcement to come together to address the community’s challenges, not a politically-motivated visit by the divisive Attorney General Jeff Sessions. A Sessions visit is more likely to … Continue reading »

Syrian Family Settles In NY: “We Heard That We Can’t Go To America And Now We Are Here And We Can’t Believe Our Eyes”

It’s so important to not miss the stories of the real people affected by Donald Trump’s blanket, racist immigration orders targeting Muslims, immigrants, and refugees. Among the many stories emerging from the past few days are that of a family of Kurdish Syrian refugees welcomed home with open arms in New York, and a Cleveland physician who … Continue reading »

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, Washington, San Francisco Sue Donald Trump Over Muslim Ban

Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Washington are among the first states to sue Donald Trump over his unconstitutional ban targeting Muslims and refugees. San Francisco also joined in the legal resistance against Trump, becoming the first city in the nation to sue over the executive order. “Over the past three days, my office has closely reviewed the language of the … Continue reading »

CA and NY Analyses of Latino Vote: Exit Polls Got it Wrong

Pieces in LA Times and NY Daily News Highlight New Precinct-Level Analyses in California and New York Find that Edison Exit Polls Overestimated Latino Support for Trump Two new op-eds detail precinct-level analyses of how the Latino electorate in California and New York actually voted in 2016, adding powerful evidence to the argument that the Edison exit polls overestimated … Continue reading »

Thousands Rally In Solidarity With Immigrants On International Migrants Day

Thousands of marchers in cities across the country rallied in solidarity with their immigrant neighbors this past Sunday, International Migrants Day. Two of the day’s biggest marches occurred in California and New York, two states that have taken the lead in pledging to stick up for immigrants in the face of a promised crackdown under … Continue reading »

ICYMI: NY Times Editorial on Importance of State and Local Efforts to “Welcome and Support Immigrants”

A just-published New York Times editorial, “Proud to Be a Sanctuary City,” offers a strong defense of states and localities that are pledging to stick up for immigrants in the face of a promised crackdown under a Trump Administration.  The editorial, which includes a link to David Leopold’s recent Medium post that explains how and why so-called “sanctuary cities” remain in compliance with … Continue reading »

Growing Number of States, Cities, and Colleges Speaking Up on Behalf of Immigrants

A growing number of states, cities, and colleges continue to step up on behalf of their immigrant constituents, pledging resistance against Donald Trump’s deportation vision and speaking out about the contributions immigrants make in their communities. Among the latest developments: The Indianapolis Star highlights how Indiana colleges and universities are speaking out on behalf of Dreamers and DACAmented students: … Continue reading »

New York Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 88-10% Margin

Below are key candidate questions for the New York-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow. In New York, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 88-10% margin. Nationwide, Latino … Continue reading »

Brand-New Immigrant Voter: “When I Vote, I Will Be Standing Up For My Community”

Immigrant voters know how much is at stake this Presidential election — just ask José Gallego, a member of Make the Road Action in New York. Gallego, who came to the US in 2010, writes in a Newsday op-ed that anti-immigrant rhetoric from this Presidential election spurred him to become a citizen not just for … Continue reading »

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