Statements From Eecteds Officials On FEMA’s Temporary Assistance Extension For Puerto Ricans In NYC

“For far too many of our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico, the Temporary Shelter Assistance Program means the difference between a roof over their heads or homelessness,” said Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Continue Reading →

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Mount Sinai Human Rights Program And Others Call On ICE To Discontinue Policy On Detaining Pregnant Individuals

Today, a broad coalition of over 250 civil and human rights organizations called on the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reverse a recent policy change from the Trump Administration regarding the detention of pregnant individuals and to reinstitute a general presumption that pregnant individuals should not be subject to detention. Continue Reading →

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Mayor’s Office Of Immigrant Affairs And The City Council Announce NYC Immigrant Information Desk

Today, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and the City Council announced three new in-person resource hubs, called the NYC Immigrant Information Desk, creating central, hyperlocal resources for immigrant New Yorkers to access City services and receive referrals. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Council Member Rodriguez Appears In Court To Reaffirm His Commitment To Immigrants

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez appeared before a judge for his scheduled court date. Rodriguez pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for his arrest on January 11, 2018 at a protest against Ravi Ragbir’s deportation. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement On House Passage Of Budget Agreement

Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) released the following statement today on House passage of a budget agreement and end of the second Republican shutdown: Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Rodriguez Statement On Court Decision Granting Stay Of Deportation To Ravi Ragbir

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Uptown’s NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement on today’s court decision granting a stay of deportation to Ravi Ragbir.

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NY Assembly Passes DREAM Act Introduced By Uptowns Assembly Member De La Rosa

Today with a majority vote of 88 members in the affirmative, the New York Assembly chamber passed the NYS Dream Act for the eight time. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep. Espaillat Announces Guest For State Of The Union And Continues Relief Work

Congressman Adriano Espaillat has been among the most vocal congressional leaders in his calls for emergency federal relief and resources to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria’s landfall in September. Continue Reading →

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Statement From Uptown Council Member Rodriguez And Others On Ravi Ragbir Detention

Council Member Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan) and Jumaane D. Williams (D-Brooklyn) released the following statement as immigration rights activist Ravi Ragbir was granted habeas corpus by Judge Katherine B. Forrest and will be released from ICE custody until a future hearing.  Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Espaillat And Others Demand IG Investigation Into ICE/CBP Policies And Actions

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Today, Representatives Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), José E. Serrano (D-NY), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Don Beyer (D-VA), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) called for an Department of Homeland Security Inspector General investigation into Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) policies. Continue Reading →

Super “Immigration” Lawyer Bradford Bernstein’s The Brad & Squeeze Show Line Up

With issues of immigration being a Harlem, national and international conversation, we thought this article about super Immigration lawyer Attorney Bradford “Brad” Bernstein would be timely. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Espaillat And Others Force House Adjournment Votes On Dream Act

On Wednesday, three members of Congress took the unusual step of calling for the House’s adjournment in order to focus attention on the need for the DREAM Act to protect immigrants. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Congressman Adriano Espaillat Statement On Decision To end TPS For Salvadorans

Today, uptown Congressman Adriano Espaillat released the following statement following the Trump administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans, with an 18-month deadline. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Is Demanding Dignity And Continuing To Fight For Amanda Morales Guerra

Yesterday, November 17th, 2017, at Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca were joined by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, and community leaders. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Gathers To Mark Three Months Since Amanda Morales Guerra Too Sanctuary

Tomorrow, November 17, 2017, at 11:00 AM in front of Holy Rood Church in Washington Heights, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Immigration Committee Chair Carlos Menchaca will be joined by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, U.S. Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Senator Marisol Alcantara, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, Father Luis Barrios … Continue Reading →

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Congressman Adriano Espaillat Demands Immediate Action To Pass The Dream Act

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat spoke on the U.S. House floor to address the immediate needs and necessity to pass the Dream Act in our efforts to protect DREAMers and protect DACA recipients.  Continue Reading →

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NYC Joins Amicus Brief Filed On Behalf Of Jurisdictions In Support Of Nationwide Permanent DACA Injunction

New York City signed on to an amicus brief this week, led by Los Angeles and alongside twenty-four other jurisdictions and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Continue Reading →

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NY City Council Announces Rapid Response Services For Immigrants From Harlem To Hollis

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To address the uncertainty and fear in our immigrant communities unleashed by the Trump Administration’s immigration policy changes, the New York City Council has taken additional steps to provide “rapid response” services throughout the year. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Recognizes National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

Congressman Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement in recognition of September as National Hispanic Heritage Month: Continue Reading →

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Uptown’s Rep. Espaillat And Others Hold Moment Of Truth Forum On Immigration In America

Yesterday, Rep. Adriano Espaillat joined by Rep. Joseph Crowley, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez, Rep. José E. Serrano, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, and Rep. Yvette D. ClarkeContinue Reading →

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