Immigration

Immigration

You want democracy? Give noncitizen New Yorkers the right to vote

If we want New Yorkers to have true representation, we must extend the right to vote to all who live here, including non-citizens.

Donald Trump

Confusion across NY as DHS blocks residents from Trusted Traveler programs

Here’s what you need to know about the Department of Homeland Security’s suspension of these programs.

New York City

New York City Councilmembers call for hiring of noncitizens for 2020 census

In the last two censuses the federal government provided a waiver, but Donald Trump wasn’t in the White House then.

New York City

New York’s stronger safety net will magnify Trump’s new public charge rule

The Trump administration’s recent change to the “public charge” rule could have an outsized impact on New York’s immigrants because federal social welfare programs that are administered at the state level can vary widely in their rules over who qualifies for assistance, and New York’s programs tend to be generous.

New York State

New York bucks the national trend on immigration

As the federal government takes a hard-line stance on immigration, the Empire State opens its doors.

New York State

Where are New York’s sanctuary cities?

The (supposedly) safest places in New York for undocumented immigrants.

Immigration

How driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants would work

The Assembly is expected to vote this week on one of the most controversial legislative issues of the year – a proposal to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

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Bill de Blasio

City Council, advocates discuss IDNYC tech liabilities

IDNYC raises concerns over increased surveillance of undocumented New Yorkers.

New York City

New York politicians’ biggest flip-flops

How New York politicians ‘evolved’ on pot, guns, immigrants, LGBT rights and homelessness.

Donald Trump

Trump’s potential about-face on highly skilled immigrants

As the government shutdown lingers on, President Donald Trump may be willing to re-think H-1B visas.

New York City

What it means to be a ‘Dreamer’

Assembly candidate Catalina Cruz has said she would be New York’s first ‘Dreamer’ in office.

New York City

Abolish ICE – and replace it with something better

The federal government should follow NYC’s lead on immigration enforcement, argues Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.