DiNapoli Releases Interactive Map of Local Census Results

DiNapoli Releases Interactive Map of Local Census Results

New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today released a report tracking New York’s local demographic changes based on 2020 Census data and an interactive online map that breaks down population statistics by age, race and ethnicity, along with housing trends, in New York’s cities, counties, towns and villages. DiNapoli’s report provides a snapshot of New York state’s population, […]

Council Votes to Overhaul Construction Safety

Council Votes to Overhaul Construction Safety

City Hall, NY: After a particularly devastating year for construction worker deaths in New York City, on Wednesday, November 10, the Council voted on a package of bills building on efforts to reduce construction-related injuries and fatalities. The first bill would require additional site safety supervision at major building construction sites, requiring a designated full-time […]

In 11-Mile March, Immigrant NYers Refuse to Back Down On Pathway to Citizenship

In 11-Mile March, Immigrant NYers Refuse to Back Down On Pathway to Citizenship

On Friday, November 12, in an 11-mile march, immigrant New Yorkers, the New York Immigration Coalition, Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, New Immigrant Community Empowerment, and allies brought their demand for a pathway to citizenship from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Starting at 110th street in Harlem and ending at Grand Army Plaza […]

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

What to Know About COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi Recently, important updates about the COVID-19 vaccine were announced—that certain people are now eligible for a “booster” dose. Since the beginning of COVID-19, our scientific understanding of the virus has constantly evolved, and many New Yorkers understandably have questions about this new development. I would like to provide the “who, […]

Immigrants Potentially Impacted by Relief in Build Back Better Act Call for Passage

People from across the country who would be directly impacted by the latest immigration proposal highlight why meaningful relief must be included in the Build Back Better Act

Immigrants Potentially Impacted by Relief in Build Back Better Act Call for Passage

Unidentified participants protesting Trump rescinding DACA,. Approximately 200 demonstrators gathered in UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza and marched down Telegraph Avenue. – Berkeley, CA – September 05, 2017 (Shutterstock) WASHINGTON, DC – People from across the country who would be directly impacted by the immigration relief proposal in the Build Back Better Act voiced support for the […]

NYC Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Federal Effort to Prioritize Workplace Rights and Safety in Immigration Enforcement

NYC Joins Multistate Coalition in Support of Federal Effort to Prioritize Workplace Rights and Safety in Immigration Enforcement

NEW YORK, NY –On Monday, November 15, The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) joined a coalition of attorneys general — as well as several local agencies across the country — in a letter in support of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) plan to change its worksite enforcement practices to support enforcement […]

Family Separation Has Caused Life-Long Trauma Years Later

Family Separation Has Caused Life-Long Trauma Years Later

By American Immigration Council Staff, Immigration Impact Four years ago, immigration lawyers and advocates began to see a disturbing practice emerge: the U.S. government began to forcibly separate children—some very young—from their parents at the border. Now, years later, some families are still separated. For those put back together, the scars of trauma are life-long […]

I’m an Infectious Disease Doctor. Yes, I’m Vaccinating Our 5-year-old Against COVID-19. Here is Why You Should Too.

I’m an Infectious Disease Doctor. Yes, I’m Vaccinating Our 5-year-old Against COVID-19. Here is Why You Should Too.

By Alexander Wong, The Conversation I am an infectious disease physician. When it is our turn to vaccinate our five-year-old son against COVID-19, I will do so with confidence and without hesitation. I am encouraging every parent with eligible children between ages five and 11 to do the same. Here is why. The U.S. Food […]