Our Recent Impact

Exposing the Corporate Backers of Hate!

On April 30, 2018, We released a report as part of the Corporate Backers of Hate campaign.  It exposes financial institutions and private companies that have helped propel Trump’s agenda.

“Bankrolling Oppression: How Wall Street Companies Finance the Private Prison and Immigrant Detention Industry” reveals how JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and BlackRock have become a critical piece of a $5 billion industry. Led by for-profit prison companies CoreCivic and GEO Group, these Wall Street companies are profiting off of tearing apart families.

Our demand is clear: Stop financing hate!

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Protecting NYC tenants

After a ten-year fight, the Asthma-Free Housing Act – which requires landlords to inspect for and address asthma triggers annually to keep kids safely in their homes – became law. The NYC Council also passed the Certificate of No Harassment legislation to prevent landlords with a history of tenant harassment from obtaining permits to demolish or renovate their buildings.

These wins came thanks to the fierce determination and leadership of Make the Road New York members.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Fighting for a clean #DreamActNow!

Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has caused a humanitarian crisis: endangering the lives of 800,000 immigrant youth and their families. Every day,  more than 100 individuals lose DACA status. Trump has also left hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in limbo.

We’re fighting back with everything we have and demanding that Congress take action in support of a clean Dream Act and protections for TPS holders.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Going to court to protect DACA

Together, with six Dreamers who are MRNY members, we filed the first lawsuit challenging the termination of DACA. In February 2018, a federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in our case, Batalla Vidal v. Nielson. The court recognized the “substantial and imminent irreparable harm” that DACA recipients would suffer should the program end.

This is the second time a federal judge has validated our claims — a major victory in a case that has the potential to benefit hundreds of thousands of immigrant families and shift this country’s policy climate.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Now we’re in Westchester!

The Westchester Hispanic Coalition (WHC), which has provided trusted services to immigrants for 43 years, is merging with Make the Road New York. WHC will become the MRNY Westchester office, increasing organizing, policy, civic engagement, and media capacity in Westchester County.

Together, we have already expanded critical services in Westchester and got the local Immigrant Protection Act passed! We are excited to join forces and welcome WHC’s clients and staff to the MRNY family.

Our Recent Impact

Achieving Dignity and Justice

From immigrant and working-class communities across New York City, Long Island and Westchester

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City & State NY

The Pride Watch List

One goal in creating our innaugural Pride Power 50 list was to celebrate diversity, but it’s also worth noting that the people on it are predominantly white and male, with only one transgender person making the cut – an imbalance that simply reflects reality. We sought to balance that by presenting an additional – and more…

Newsweek

ACLU Files Lawsuit Against ‘Racist’ Trump Administration for ‘Weaponizing’ 2020 Census Against Immigrants

On behalf of a handful of immigrant rights’ groups, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday that it had filed suit against the Trump administration over a new census question that asks respondents about U.S. citizenship. The lawsuit stems from the Department of Commerce’s March announcement that it would be asking respondents to the 2020…

The Nation

Claudia Gómez González Wasn’t Killed by a Rogue Border Agent—She Was Killed by a Rogue Agency

he killing of Claudia Patricia Gómez González on May 23 by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent has sparked outrage across the United States. Gómez Gonzalez, a 20-year-old immigrant from Guatemala, embodied the aspirations of so many who come to this country: Trained as a forensic accountant, she left her homeland because she wanted…