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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Newsweek

My Sister Has Called America Home For 20 Years—Now You Want To Deport Her?

I was born in the United States, and, for most of my life, I thought my older sister was too. I learned about my sister Yatziri’s immigration status one afternoon when I found her crying in the kitchen. She was crying because she was not going to be able to go to college. I asked why. She…

New York Times

Immigrants Claim Lawyers Defrauded Them and They May Be Deported

At the time, Martin Torres Reyes thought he had found a path to a green card. It was early 2015, and Mr. Torres, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, heard about a lawyer who was promising legal permanent residency to people who had lived in the United States for 10 years and had American-born children. Mr.…

Associated Press

US May Day immigration protests target Trump, fall elections

NEW YORK — Immigrants say President Donald Trump’s administration has become almost everything they feared, but while they rally across the United States on May Day, their focus is less on huge turnout Tuesday than on the first Tuesday in November. Marches and other demonstrations for labor and immigrant rights were planned from Florida to…