The New York Immigration Coalition aims to achieve a fairer and more just society that values the contributions of immigrants and extends opportunity to all. The NYIC promotes immigrants’ full civic participation, fosters their leadership, and provides a unified voice and a vehicle for collective action for New York’s diverse immigrant communities.
The New York Immigration Coalition was established in 1987 to address the impact on New York of a 1986 law allowing undocumented immigrants to legalize their status. More than 25 years later, the nation is still debating immigration in a dialogue that has at times been particularly contentious. While the fight for immigration reform takes on new momentum at the present time, the NYIC has, over the years, built a strong statewide infrastructure and expanded its focus to address, in addition to immigration issues, the cross-cutting issues affecting immigrants and native-born alike, such as access to health care and quality public education. Our work on these issues specifically addresses the needs of New York’s low-income immigrant communities–including those most newly arrived and with limited English proficiency. The NYIC boasts nearly 200 member organizations, helps foster immigrant community leadership and civic engagement, and puts immigrants at the table in the major public policy debates of the day.
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