Our Recent Impact

Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Thrive

We are proud to unveil Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Thrive, our 2024-25 platform with core policy solutions to address the persistent inequities across the state and improve the lives of immigrant, Black, brown, and working-class families across New York.

New Yorkers must be able to stay in their homes and our communities. And we must be able to thrive, with good-paying jobs, great public schools, and a strong safety net available to all.


Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Venezuela

The Biden Administration announced the extension of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Venezuelan TPS holders and the re-designation of TPS for new Venezuelan applicants who arrived in the United States before July 31, 2023. The Federal Register notice has been published.

TPS is a temporary, renewable program for people in the United States who are unable to safely return to their country.


Federal Judge rules against DACA, again!

On September 13, 2023, Judge Hanen in Texas found the new DACA regulation (published in 2022) unlawful for the same reasons that he had previously held the original version of DACA unlawful. But he again paused his own decision to allow current DACA recipients to continue to renew while his decision is appealed to higher courts. This result is disappointing but expected. Now we expect another appeal to the Fifth Circuit to follow.


Celebrating 25 Years!

Did you know that one of Make the Road New York’s first organizing victories was to stop the expansion of a youth jail? Or that our services have expanded to serve 30,000 people every year?

Check out our new brochure, 25 Years of Victories, to learn about our organization’s milestones and meet two of our current members.


A New Home of Strength & Dignity

Make the Road New York is building a permanent home in Queens, NY. This 3-story, 24,000 sq foot landmark community center will more than double our space for frontline services.

It will be a place of safety and strength that says: We are Here to Stay. Our new home will stand as a statewide beacon of hope and power for current and future generations.

Construction is currently underway and we will open our doors in 2022!


We offer an array of Education, Health, & Legal Services

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Become a Volunteer!

At Make the Road NY (MRNY), community members volunteer daily to support our organizing, education, health and legal services programs as well as our admin and operations teams.

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Join Our Creative Volunteers Newsletter

We invite photographers, videographers, and graphic designers to join our list of volunteers to collaborate on upcoming actions!

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Know Your Rights

Find up-to-date resources and guides on legislation, court decisions, and more!

Our Resources

“Casita,” a manual for our newly arrived neighbors!

The manual aims to welcome, provide information and essential resources for their daily life, and guide them to access services, regardless of immigration status, and more.

Read "Casita" manual

Achieving Dignity and Justice


Make the Road New York

Freedom to Stay, Freedom to Thrive: Make the Road New York’s 2024-25 State Policy Platform

DOWNLOAD OUR 2024-25 STATE PLATFORM New York State faces an out-of-control housing and affordability crisis. Rents and the cost of food and basic necessities have risen dramatically in recent years,…

Make the Road New York

“Casita” Resource Guide

After a long and difficult journey, you are now here in New York, the Big Apple. New York is your home, and this booklet is a supportive embrace to welcome…

Make the Road New York

Guía de Recursos “Casita”

Después de una larga y difícil jornada, ahora estás aquí, en Nueva York, la Gran Manzana. Nueva York es tu casa, y este librito es un abrazo solidario para darte…