Terminating Temporary Protected Status: What Does it Mean for Children and Families?
Over the last year, the Trump administration has focused on limiting immigrants and the migration of people to the U.S. This has led to increased attention on immigration policies such as Temporary Protected Status. The future of Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) designation for Haiti, Honduras and Nicaragua is now at stake, as these countries will phase out of their status within the next two years.
December 20, 2017
Tax and Budget Proposals Will Make Paying for College More Difficult for Students
Congress has taken enormous steps towards ensuring that college is less affordable and more out of reach for students across the country. As Congress showers corporations and the very wealthy with huge tax cuts, they pay for these tax cuts with provisions that take money from students and families and cause great harm.
December 11, 2017
Proposed Congressional Tax and Budget Cuts Threaten SNAP for Children and Families
The congressional tax cuts proposed to disproportionately help corporations and the wealthiest would inevitably have to be paid for through budget cuts to important programs – like SNAP – for children and the most vulnerable. The impact is significant for poor families in New York who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
November 28, 2017
Resources for Faith Based Organizations Interested in Immigration
Our shared faith-driven values of love and compassion for our neighbors, whomever they may be, is what strengthens our commitment to social peace, justice, and prosperity.
If you are interested, here are some ways in which you can help out:
November 1, 2017
The Future of DACA and DREAMers
The Dream Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durban (D-IL) that provides a pathway towards citizenship to undocumented youth. The bill acts to protect current recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”), those with Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”) and undocumented youth that fall under the criteria of the Dream Act .
October 18, 2017
CHIP Social Media Messages
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September 19, 2017
Our Children Cannot Wait: It’s Time to Extend Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP is a federal-state partnership that provides funding for states to provide health coverage for uninsured children who are not eligible for Medicaid. In New York, CHIP funds a health insurance program called Child Health Plus. CHIP funding is set to expire on September 30, 2017.
September 15, 2017
Keeping Immigrant Children and Families Safe in New York Courthouses
September 5, 2017
Brief on House Budget
September 5, 2017
What does the travel ban mean for refugee children
On the last day of its current term, the Supreme Court allowed portions of the Executive Order 13780 “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States,” also known as the travel ban, initially issued on March 6th. Many have outlined the repercussions of such a ban and highlighted the moral consequences of condoning religious discrimination (as the majority of the countries targeted are predominately Muslim) against innocent minorities. Nonetheless, scarce attention has been given to the high stakes refugee children face with the implementation of the travel ban. Considering that 51% of the world’s refugee population are children under the age of 18, policymakers must make the protection and well-being of children a priority in their resolutions.
September 5, 2017