Our Recent Impact

New Survey of Asylum Seekers Highlights Devastating Impact of Mayor’s Service Cuts

On May 2nd, in partnership with Afrikana and Hester Street, we unveiled a new survey of 500+ asylum seekers in New York: Leaving Behind the Newest New Yorkers: Shortcomings to Welcoming Asylum Seekers to New York City in 2024

It is our second survey of its kind, and it includes the first-ever set of data on the experiences of Black migrants.


Dignity, Community, and Power: 2024 New York City Budget and Policy Platform

On April 24th, we launched our “Dignity, Community, and Power Platform“, which calls on Mayor Adams and his administration to prioritize the wellbeing of all New Yorkers through key policies.

As the Mayor prepares to deliver his executive budget, New Yorkers from across the city gathered at City Hall Park to deliver powerful testimonies that emphasize the need to implement policies that would bring transformative changes to working-class and immigrant communities.


Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Venezuela

The Biden Administration announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelan TPS holders and the re-designation of TPS for new Venezuelan applicants who arrived in the United States before July 31, 2023. The Federal Register notice has been published.

TPS is a temporary, renewable program for people in the United States who are unable to safely return to their country.


Federal Judge rules against DACA, again!

On September 13, 2023, Judge Hanen in Texas found the new DACA regulation (published in 2022) unlawful for the same reasons that he had previously held the original version of DACA unlawful. But he again paused his own decision to allow current DACA recipients to continue to renew while his decision is appealed to higher courts. This result is disappointing but expected. Now we expect another appeal to the Fifth Circuit to follow.


A New Home of Strength & Dignity

Make the Road New York is building a permanent home in Queens, NY. This 3-story, 24,000 sq foot landmark community center will more than double our space for frontline services.

It will be a place of safety and strength that says: We are Here to Stay. Our new home will stand as a statewide beacon of hope and power for current and future generations.

Construction is currently underway and we will open our doors in 2024!


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We demand that ICE #KeepMarioHome!

New Yorkers and allies call on ICE to keep a beloved community member together with his asylee family for the holidays. Mario Enrique

Sign the petition to #KeepMarioHome!

We demand that ICE #FreeErlin immediately!

Erlin is a beloved husband and father of three who has worked so hard to provide for his family in New York City,

Sign the petition to #FreeErlin immediately!

Take Action Today! Tell Mayor Adams to meet with the Trawick family

Kawaski Trawick, a Black, gay man with dreams of becoming a professional dancer, was killed in his own home by NYPD Officers Brendan

Tell Mayor Adams to meet with the Trawick family

Tell the NY City Council to Pass the Secure Jobs Act!

Every day workers are forced to accept unsafe or harmful working conditions and hesitate to speak up because they’re afraid they’ll lose their

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​​​​​Democrats in Congress hold the power to take bold leadership and deliver a long-awaited path to citizenship for millions. We need them to

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Become a Volunteer!

At Make the Road NY (MRNY), community members volunteer daily to support our organizing, education, health and legal services programs as well as our admin and operations teams.

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Join Our Creative Volunteers Newsletter

We invite photographers, videographers, and graphic designers to join our list of volunteers to collaborate on upcoming actions!

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Know Your Rights

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

Our Resources

“Casita,” a manual for our newly arrived neighbors!

The manual aims to welcome, provide information and essential resources for their daily life, and guide them to access services, regardless of immigration status, and more.

Read "Casita" manual

Achieving Dignity and Justice


Make the Road New York

Dignity, Community, and Power: 2024 New York City Budget and Policy Platform

DOWNLOAD OUR 2024 PLATFORM HERE As the largest community-based membership organization representing immigrants and working-class people of color in New York State, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is uniquely…

Spectrum News

Advocates rally days after Kawaski Trawick case announcement

Demonstrators protested Tuesday evening, days after the NYPD announced they would not discipline the police officers involved in the death of Kawaski Trawick. “Mayor [Eric] Adams should be ashamed of himself as a father and as a Black man for not firing the police who murdered my son,” said organizer Keith Fuller as he read a statement from the Trawick family.

Make the Road New York

Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Thrive: Make the Road New York’s 2024-25 State Policy Platform

DOWNLOAD OUR 2024-25 STATE PLATFORM New York State faces an out-of-control housing and affordability crisis. Rents and the cost of food and basic necessities have risen dramatically in recent years,…