Our Recent Impact

VICTORY! Public Charge rule blocked nationwide amid COVID-19.

On July 29th, a federal judge issued two nationwide injunctions, explicitly blocking this racist immigration rule for the duration of this health crisis and as long as there is any declared national health emergency. Immigrant families can now access the services they need without fear that doing so could lead to family separation. 

As our lawyers argued in one of our two federal lawsuits (Make the Road NY v. Cuccinelli and Make the Road NY v. Pompeo) this policy is lethal to immigrant communities during a national health crisis. Thank you to our members, partners and legal teams involved. ¡Sí se pudo!

VICTORY! NYS Legislature votes to get ICE out of courthouses.

On July 22nd, New York State passed the Protect Our Courts Act (POCA). This makes it unlawful for any law enforcement officer, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to make an arrest in or near state courthouses.

POCA helps ensure equal access to courts for ALL New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, and marks significant progress towards the decriminalization of our communities. This victory comes after organizing efforts from our members, the Immigrant Defense Project and the ICE Out of Courts coalition.

¡Sí se pudo!

VICTORY! The Supreme Court rules that the Trump administration did not have the authority to end DACA! 

DACA recipients from across our organization have led this fight alongside partners from across the country and the Home is Here coalition. Our lawyers poured their souls into this case and into the thousands of DACA renewals that they have filed as the program hung in the balance.

DACA recipients and their families are breathing a sigh of relief today. This program provides protection to more than 700,000 young people in this country, and enables them to work, study and pursue their dreams. 

¡Sí se pudo!

Our COVID-19 Response & Emergency Fund

Our members are some of the most at risk physically and financially in this crisis. They are working in warehouses, delivering food and cleaning without safety protections– without sick time and without job security–this is not only a threat for those working but for their families and for our public health. We are providing direct support and advocating for policies that include protections and financial support for everyone including undocumented folks, sex-workers and others who are most vulnerable. To access our services and support, click here

To donate to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, click here. It will provide direct support to those who need it, and help us organize for solutions that include all of us. 

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Excluded Workers Need Relief

The COVID-19 crisis is hitting immigrants and Black and Brown New Yorkers the hardest, but our communities are being left out of relief.

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Reclaim Our Homes: Rent/Mortgage Suspension Now!

Everyday the housing crisis related to COVID-19 crisis gets worse and worse. It is impacting tenants, homeless New Yorkers, public housing residents, and

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The COVID-19 crisis and New York’s staggering inequality leaves the most vulnerable communities in unfathomable conditions. Why in an unprecedented health crisis is Governor

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Tell Amazon: Give ALL Workers 100% Paid Leave NOW and Tell Us Your Plans

As COVID-19 spreads, Amazon is again failing to protect our health – as workers, neighbors, customers – by failing to offer every person

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New York State must fight back against corporate attacks on workers’ rights. Support the EmPIRE Act!

In New York, our communities have organized and won critical victories for workers, including a $15 minimum wage, paid family leave, protections against

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New Yorkers are committed to participating in the 2020 Census!

Since 1790, the U.S. Constitution has mandated that every U.S. resident regardless of age, citizenship status, or ability to vote be counted every

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Our COVID Response

Discover COVID-related updates and resources as we shift our work to respond to this crisis.

COVID Updates

Immigration Rights

Everyone has rights, regardless of their immigration status. Check out the resources we’ve created to ensure our community members are safe.

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Know Your Rights

Find up-to-date resources and guides on legislation, court decisions, and more!

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Driver’s Licenses For All Are Here!

Check out the latest information, join our workshops and learn how to apply for your NY driver’s license today!

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Achieving Dignity and Justice

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The New York Times

2 Brothers Died of Covid-19. They’re Being Denied Their Last Wish.

More than 250 Mexican immigrants have died from the virus in the New York area. Many of them longed to be buried in their birthplace. When Javier Morales, 48, died at a hospital in Hackensack, N.J., his family decided not to tell his brother Martin right away. Martin Morales was also battling the coronavirus, and…

Buzzfeed News

An Undocumented Single Mom Couldn’t Buy Groceries, But Then People Started Donating Their Stimulus Checks

#ShareMyCheck is a crowdsourcing effort bringing relief to workers who are largely overlooked by federal, state, and local governments. When her two children asked Reyna, 38, for their favorite snack last week, her heart broke. Since the coronavirus shut down large parts of the city’s economy, her clients stopped calling upon her services as a house cleaner.…

New York Daily News

Nearly 200K taxpaying New Yorkers barred from coronavirus relief because of Republican roadblock

At least 197,000 taxpaying New Yorkers will miss out on coronavirus relief payments from the federal government because of a legislative roadblock put in place by Republicans, according to data from the state Taxation and Finance Department. The $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill signed into law last month contains GOP-crafted language that makes people who…