Governor Kathy Hochul (D-NY) is supporting a plan approved earlier this month by the state’s Civil Service Commission that could help fill many of the roughly 10,000 unfilled positions within state agencies. The effort would speed up the process for both qualified New Yorkers and new migrants who have... Continue »
New York, NY — A recent article in the Christian Science Monitor underscored how New York leaders and experts agree that expanding work authorization programs for migrants and asylum seekers can address labor shortages and bolsters New York’s economy. The CSM article reports that New York Gov. Kathy Hochul... Continue »
Washington, DC — A recent article in Spectrum News underscored the need to expand work authorizations for migrants and asylum seekers, highlighting the thousands of open jobs in New York that could be filled by asylum seekers and migrants with work permits. Spectrum News reports that more than 1,000... Continue »
Scott Wexler is the Executive Director of the Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association Link Washington, DC — In an op-ed, New York business leader and Executive Director of the Empire State Restaurant and Tavern Association Scott Wexler highlighted the role immigrants can play in strengthening the economy and... Continue »
While elected officials in New York  blame immigrants and asylum seekers for budget cuts and economically-strained communities, the facts continue to show that immigrants, including asylum seekers, actually strengthen New York’s economy. From filling open jobs to paying billions in taxes to bringing in billions of dollars in income,... Continue »
New Report: New York Spent Millions Less Than Budgeted on Asylum Costs New York, NY — Today, America’s Voice and the New York Immigration Coalition highlighted New York City Comptroller Brad Lander’s new report calling for “stronger management” to address budget gaps without scapegoating migrants in New York City.... Continue »
In New York and New Jersey, Republican candidates and other anti-immigrant actors sought to use nativism to boost themselves over the finish line against Democratic opponents during the 2023 elections. They tried to frame the arrival of migrant families as an existential threat to their communities and states. In... Continue »
It’s no surprise that a main actor from the ugly demonstrations protesting the welcoming of migrant families to New York City in recent weeks is Curtis Sliwa, a failed Republican mayoral candidate and Guardian Angels leader who’d already spent the spring and early summer ranting about migrant arrivals, CNN... Continue »
Farmworkers and labor organizers in New York have scored one of their biggest wins in years. United Farm Workers (UFW) has unionized 500 workers across four apple farms and one vegetable farm in the state, The Guardian exclusively reports. “It’s the union’s biggest organizing success in years, and the... Continue »
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... Continue »