Uptown’s Ydanis Rodriguez, Rep Adriano Espaillat, And Others Stand Behind Mother Facing Deportation

Amanda, a working mom of three U.S. citizen children, entered sanctuary on Thursday night to avoid deportation to her native Guatemala, a country her children have never known, and where she faced death threats before fleeing. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito Speaks On Immigration

A statement on Immigration by East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito:

“The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act is a misguided and dangerous bill that – far from improving our workforce and economy – will only contribute to its downfall. Continue Reading →

Harlem Immigrants And Others Honored On Independence Day

The Lower Manhattan Historical Association is celebrating Independence Day by honoring four immigrants who have made outstanding contributions to their city and country from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Remarks For Joint Public Hearing Of Committee

By Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

The recent attempt by ICE to arrest a woman in Human Trafficking Court confirmed our worst suspicions about ICE’s intentions. Continue Reading →

Harlem Electeds Espaillat, Rodriguez And Others Vow To #ShutItDown On Monday

Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan), joined by Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-New York), Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, the New York Immigration Coalition, the Bodega Association and immigrant-run small business owners will announce a May Day action to protest the Trump administration’s draconian immigration policies and racially-charged rhetoric. Continue Reading →

Join MBP Gale Brewer And Others Immigration Rights Workshop In Harlem

Manhattan Borough President Brewer Gale Brewer asks, do you know your rights? Do you know what to do or say?  Do you know who to call? What will happen to your children or spouse? Continue Reading →

Man Harassing Iranian Couple In Harlem Subway Sparks Conversation On Facebook

A video of a man apparently cursing and threatening to kill an Iranian couple on a Harlem subway train has sparked a conversation about how to respond to hateful comments and violent threats in public. Continue Reading →

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Announce ICE And NYC Schools

Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Bill de Blaso, Carmen Farina, and others talk about the Council policy that states clearly and unambiguously–ICE can’t come in without a warrant signed by a judge. Period. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Comments Regarding Immigration Enforcement

A statement by speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito regarding the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration Enforcement Memos: Continue Reading →

Harlem Congressman Espaillat Statement On DREAMER Arrest And ICE Raids

Today, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat released the following statement regarding last night’s DREAMER arrest and ongoing targeted raids conducted by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Continue Reading →

Comptroller Scott M. Stringer Debars $1.7 Mil Immigrant Cheat Contractor (Video)

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer today assessed $3.2 million in fines against K.S. Contracting Corporation and its owner, Paresh Shah, for cheating dozens of workers out of the prevailing wages and benefits from Harlem to Hollis who were owed under the New York State Labor Law. Continue Reading →

Statement By Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito On U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

A statement by Harlem City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito regarding Executive Order on U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Responds To Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration (Video)

On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017, speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from Harlem responds to president elect Donald Trump’s Executive Orders on Immigration. Continue Reading →

Legal Aid Society And Legal Aid Attorneys On Mayor, Harlem Council Speaker Plan Combat Trump Executive Orders

The Legal Aid Society and the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA) released the following joint statement today following Mayor de Blasio’s and Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others On Sanctuary Cities at NYU School of Law

In his first 100 days in office, President-Elect Donald Trump intends to cancel all federal funding to Sanctuary Cities—part of broader commitment to reduce unauthorized immigration. Continue Reading →