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Immigrants seeking refuge are being sent from Texas to New York against their will, many without any local connections, as part of an anti-immigrant political stunt by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. We anticipate more arrivals from Texas in the weeks ahead and we are committed to ensuring they have a welcoming home here in New York.
We are distributing prepaid phones, Metrocards and financial assistance to arriving asylum seekers.
The purpose of this manual is to provide information, resources and a guide to create a plan of action to protect targeted communities against hyper enforcement perpetuated by ICE (“la Migra”).
This manual is a resource for individuals who are being impacted by the escalation of immigration enforcement activity, and for individuals who are interested in becoming a support person for those affected. However, this is a supplement to, not a substitute for, legal counsel.
On June 2nd, 2022, The Stop Immigrant Bond Abuse Act (SIMBAA) passed both the State Assembly and Senate, landing it at Governor Hochuls desk to be signed into law. Once it goes into effect, the bill will prohibit private companies from using electronic shackles, cap exorbitant fees and charges on immigration bonds, and ensure immigrants are not misled by profiteering businesses.
This legislation is an incredible step in the right direction, but we still have a lot of work to do to stop immigration enforcement from detaining and deporting our loved ones.
Along with Vocal NY and Hester St., we launched Futures NYC, an initiative to promote bold policy solutions through the lens of artists. Our goal is to shape the public narrative by democratizing policy.
The first step to a caring and compassionate future is imagining it. Futures NYC is a project anchored in policy and driven by creativity, using art and design to imagine futures that become possible when the City puts policies in place that guarantee care, compassion, dignity, and power for all New Yorkers.
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!
From immigrant and working-class communities across New York City, Long Island and Westchester
Put back into the pockets of families each year
By our legal, health, and education services this year.
For the past week our team has been greeting asylum seekers as they arrive on buses from Texas, twelve more buses arrived over the past few days alone. With the support of donors like you we’ve already distributed aid to hundreds of families. It has been painful to hear stories from people about the difficult…
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We just got back from Port Authority Bus Terminal, where we, alongside our allies, welcomed another four buses of asylum-seeking immigrants that arrived here from Texas. Immigrants seeking refuge are being sent from Texas to New York against their will, many without any local connections, as part of an anti-immigrant political stunt by Texas Governor…
“We know the trauma these families are going through but this is extra what’s happening here,” said Jose Lopez, co-executive director of the immigrant advocacy group Make the Road New York. The nonprofit has volunteers at the terminal, distributing phones and cash assistance at tables set up in the receiving area. “Many of these families from…
Elected officials “were publicly open, stating that we support these young people, these DACA recipients,” said Carlos Vargas, supervising immigration navigator of Make the Road New York. “So, now our communities will have to hold them accountable and say, well, put your money where your mouth is. This is people’s lives at stake.”
Natalia Aristizabal, deputy director of immigrant advocacy group Make the Road NY, joined PIX11 News on Tuesday to discuss efforts to welcome the new arrivals and give them the best chance to succeed. “Some of us who are specifically advocates for immigrant communities want to welcome them here because we know that they’re going to have a…
Make the Road New York, the state’s largest organization representing immigrants and working New Yorkers, is releasing a new New York City policy and budget agenda on Wednesday as it hopes to influence the ongoing city budget process.
As the largest community-based membership organization representing immigrants and working-class people of color in New York State, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is uniquely positioned to identify and address pressing community needs. In New York City, where the largest concentration of our 25,000 members reside, we operate community centers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten…
Make the Road New York are also urging the state to expand universal childcare and provide $3 billion in aid to be added to the Excluded Workers fund, as well as meaningful protections such as excluded no more–permanent protections for undocumented workers, self-employed New Yorkers and cash earners—health coverage for all, street vendor legalization, and…