Our Recent Impact

Now we’re in Westchester!

The Westchester Hispanic Coalition (WHC), with a 43-year track record of providing trusted services to the immigrant communities of Westchester, is merging into the Make the Road New York family. As soon as the merger is final, WHC will become the Make the Road New York Westchester office, increasing organizing, policy, civic engagement and media capacity in Westchester County. Already, we have made significant progress together expanding service delivery systems in Westchester and working on local pro-immigrant policies like the Immigrant Protection Act. We are excited to join forces and welcome WHC’s long-time clients and expert staff to the Make the Road family.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Protecting NYC tenants

After a ten-year fight the Asthma-Free Housing Act is being passed into law. This law requires landlords annually to inspect for and address asthma triggers so that our kids can stay safely in their homes. The New York City Council also recently passed Certificate of No Harassment (CONH) legislation to discourage tenant harassment by preventing landlords with a history of harassment from obtaining Department of Buildings permits. Our organization has led trainings, workshops, protests, and published important reports on these issues. This win came thanks to the fierce determination of Make the Road New York members, who have helped lead this fight over the past decade.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Fighting for a clean #DreamActNow!

Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program puts the lives of 800,000 immigrant youth and their families at risk. The urgency for a clean Dream Act is increasing daily, as more than 100 youth lose DACA status every 24 hours. Trump has also decided to leave many Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in limbo.

We’re fighting back with everything we have and need Congress to take urgent action! Call Republican members of Congress Dan Donovan and Peter King today and demand that they support a clean Dream Act.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Standing up to the Corporate Backers of Hate

Victory! On June 8, 2017, New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that the New York City Employee Retirement Systems (NYCERS) pension funds will divest from private prison and immigrant detention companies. Leading up to this critical announcement, Make the Road New York and other key allies have been highlighting the deeply problematic role of banks who enable the expansion of private prison and immigrant detention center corporations. We are calling on financiers like JPMorgan Chase to divest from CoreCivic and GEO Group, and to thus stop positioning themselves to profit off of the detention and deportation of immigrant families. This announcement paves the way for other key investors to draw the line at financing hate.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Going to court to protect DACA

Make the Road New York and six New York Dreamers filed the first lawsuit challenging the termination of DACA. A federal judge recently granted a preliminary injunction in the Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen suit, allowing DACA recipients to keep their protections while the case is pending in court – a major victory.

Our Recent Impact

Achieving Dignity and Justice

From immigrant and working-class communities across New York City, Long Island and Westchester.

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The Village Voice

Meet the Salvadoran New Yorkers Trump Wants to Deport

When the Trump administration announced in January that nearly 200,000 Salvadorans living in the United States would lose their immigration status in September 2019 and face deportation to Central America, families across New York State began to panic. In 1990, Congress established the Temporary Protected Status program, which provided immigrants from specified countries afflicted by environmental devastation…

Telemundo 47

Pregunta del censo desata polémica y preocupación

Vea la entrevista de video con Yatziri Tovar y Daniel Altschuler de MRNY aqui. Defensores de la inmigración exigen que el gobierno federal reconsidere su plan de preguntar acerca del estado de ciudadanía en el próximo censo. Los activistas advierten que la inclusión de esta pregunta podría tener efectos perjudiciales en los millones de inmigrantes…

News 12 Brooklyn

Immigration activists slam DOJ for proposed census addition

See video interview with MRNY’s Yatziri Tovar and Daniel Altschuler at source. BROOKLYN –Immigration activists are slamming the Department of Justice over a proposed addition to the United States census. The proposal would add a question of one’s citizenship status to the next census survey, which is in 2020. Activists say that question can deter…