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 →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito To Albany, Use Special Session To Protect Immigrants

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito wants Albany leaders to pass statewide protections from deportation for immigrants if elected officials convene a proposed special session before Jan. 1, 2017, she told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer on Dec. 22, 2016.  Continue Reading →

‘We Are All Immigrants,’ Says Cuomo In Harlem

andrew-cuomo1On Sunday, November 20th, 2016, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans to create a new hate-crimes unit in the state police and legal assistance for immigrants targeted for deportation or discrimination. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Community And Outreach Effort From Harlem To Hollis

im-musilm-im-nyThe Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit and Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Commission on Human Rights announced today a series of ongoing events and a new social media ad campaign that promote respect, understanding, and support for the City’s diverse Muslim communities. Continue Reading →