Welcome to Trump’s first move post-acquittal. In a chilling development, the Trump administration is exploiting taxpayer-funded government levers to punish the state of New York for welcoming immigrants.  DHS has suspended the ability of New Yorkers to join Global Entry as retribution for a range of common-sense, pro-immigrant policies enacted by the state. Frank Sharry,… Continue »

Undocumented immigrants in New York can now apply for driver’s licenses in the state.  The “Green Light Law,” which allows all New York residents over the age of 16 to apply for a standard driver’s license regardless of immigration status, went into effect on Monday and hundreds celebrated across DMV offices in the state.  Lines… Continue »

Advocates Secure Restoration of Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants in the Empire State New York State passed a bill that will allow everyone, regardless of their immigration status, to obtain a license to drive legally in the state. Advocates for immigrant communities and their allies across the state won a tremendous victory for public safety,… Continue »

Next Temporary Protected Status Decision: Honduras, 5/4/2018, 2 Days As we await this week’s Honduras TPS renewal decision by Friday May 4, 2018, Flora Margolis, in an Op-Ed featured in the New York Daily News, recalls how Trump’s decision late last week to terminate TPS for Nepal affected her family. Read the entire op-ed, excerpted below, here. “Our family is… Continue »

In NY-22, Rep. Claudia Tenney is Silent, While in NC-4, Rep. David Price Shows Up and Speaks Out New York Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-22) has a lot to say. She’s incensed at Canada for a pricing scheme that undercuts New York’s dairy industry. She’s outraged that leaders in New York want to ensure that every driver on the state’s roads… Continue »

Democrat Steve Stern Flips GOP State Assembly District in Long Island as Republicans’ Playbook Falls Flat Again Yesterday, Democrat Steve Stern won a New York State Assembly special election on Long Island, flipping a seat that had been long under Republicans’ control. The contest featured several familiar themes we are seeing in races all across America this… Continue »

Trump Administration to Decide By April 25th Whether to Protect or Deport 9k Nepali Immigrants A TimesLedger piece highlights New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepali TPS holders, who will learn on or before April 25th if the Trump Administration will extend or terminate the program.  The piece in its entirety can… Continue »

But Rep. Claudia Tenney Has Nothing to Say The story of ICE’s warrantless raid on an upstate New York dairy farm is drawing national attention and outrage, yet the local member of Congress, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY-22), is awkwardly avoiding the issue. The only related public commentary from Rep. Tenney has been a reaction from an office spokesperson,… Continue »

Decision Deadline for Nepal TPS: 4/25/2018 21 days New York, NY – The Kathmandu Post reports on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement last week, which called on the Administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nepali TPS holders in New York, so that they are not forced to return to an unstable and unsafe country still recovering from a calamitous natural… Continue »

Nearly 10,000 TPS Holders in Nassau County, Long Island Facing Forced Deportation Long Island, NY  – In the first installment of an ongoing series called “No Place to Call Home,” which aims to unravel the real-life impacts of stripping almost 10,000 Nassau County immigrants of their legal status, this piece aptly frames the discussion, citing the extent to which… Continue »