Harlem Rep. Espaillat And House Democrats To Reconsider Rejected DACA Applications

Leading House Democrats issued the statements below after the Department of Homeland Security announced its decision to reconsider the applications of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients who applied for an extension by the deadline but were rejected after delays by the U.S. Postal Service and at agency receiving locations. Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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

Be prepared!

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 →

East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Arrested At DACA Protest (Video)

Here’s the statement and video from East Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito: Continue Reading →

Uptowns Marisol Alcántara, Adriano Espaillat And DREAMers Rally For DREAM Act

State Senator Marisol Alcántara, together with DACA recipients, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, supporters and DREAMers speak out at rally. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Remarks DACA Press Conference (Video)

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito remarked:

“For me it’s very hard to maintain my composure when we see the level of cruelty and inhumanity that consistently is being inflicted by this administration. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Members Rodriquez, Mark-Viverito And Others Pass Immigration Law

The City Council Committee on Immigration, chaired by Carlos Menchaca, and Harlem Melissa Mark-Viverito, Ydanis Rodriquez and others reps responded quickly to the recent Trump Administration’s announcement signaling the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Statement On Trump Administration Decision To End DACA

Following the decision by the Trump Administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez released the following statement: Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat Defends DACA Program

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, released the following statement as President Trump considers whether to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides certainty to young men and women who were brought to America as children. Continue Reading →

City Hall Offers Free Legal Assistance For Undocumented Residents From Harlem To Hollis

immgrants in harlemPatricia Rivera, a 33-year-old undocumented Mexican immigrant, remembers when she first began looking for a lawyer to help her resolve her status. “It was going to cost me $2,000 up front just to start looking at my papers, and then $10,000 to finish up the case,” said the mother of two U.S.-born children. Continue Reading →