June 16, 2012
The Executive Director of NMCIR and elected officials applaud President Obama's DREAMer announcement.
Read this story in The New York Daily News
June 6, 2012
The Executive Director of NMCIR recently posted a guest blog on the website of Congressman Charles B. Rangel about NMCIR and a recent immigration fair.
Read this blog here
February 9 , 2012
The President of the Hispanic Federation writes about the work of NMCIR protecting immigrants from fraud by providing quality legal services.
Read this story in El Diario
February 2 , 2012
The President of the Hispanic Federation writes about the work of NMCIR defending immigrants.
Read this story in El Diario
December 7 , 2011
The Bronx Free Press
NMCIR joined several community organizations and the Office of State Senator Jose Serrano to discuss topics important to immigrants, such as Secure Communities in New York State.
Watch the video and read about this story on The Bronx Free Press
November 16, 2011
On Friday, November 11, 100 community residents came together to view a play on immigration-related topics jointly put on by the People's Theatre Project and NMCIR... Read More
September 30, 2011
Executive Director, Rodolfo Estrada, comments on Michael Bloombergs speech on Capitol Hill on the issue of immigration.
Read about this story in the Epoch Times
September 9, 2011
NMCIR staff share reflections on 9/11.
Former Executive Director, Raquel Batista, reflects on the effect 9/11 had on U.S. immigration policies.
Read about this story in the Huffington Post
February 22, 2011
Opinion Piece by NMCIR
Former NMCIR Lead Community Organizer, Mizue Aizeki, writes in the New York Times on why Secure Communities is a flawed program.
December 9, 2010
Video: NMCIR protests Secure Communities
NMCIR staff and partners protest Secure Communities.
Watch the video and read about this story on NY1
January 24, 2010
Jean Montrevil, a Haitian national who immigrated to the United States legally in 1986, was arrested and put into deportation proceedings in December of 2009 for crimes that he committed 20 ago. He had already served 11 years for his crimes and is now a community leader and father of four American children.
Thanks to the combined efforts of NMCIR, members of his church, and government officials, the deportation of Jean Montrevil was called off and he was spared the hardship of being separated from his family to return to Haiti, just a few days after the disastrous earthquake
Read about Jean's compelling story in the New York Times
November 17, 2009
For legal immigrants without citizenship even the smallest crime can lead to deportation.
Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights is hoping for a change in the law to keep families with deep roots in the community from deportation proceedings.
A Sat., Nov. 14 town hall meeting at S.T.A.R. Senior Centre on W. 187th Street attended by Congressman Charles Rangel and Council Member-elect Ydanis Rodriguez... Read More.
April 30, 2009
Manhattan--Más de 36,000 dominicanos han sido deportados desde 1996, cuando el presidente Bill Clinton firmó la Ley de Reforma de la Inmigración Ilegal y la Responsabilidad Inmigratoria (IIRAIRA), y los dominicanos constituyen el 25% de la población carcelaria en el estado de Nueva York.
Las cifras corresponden al informe “Deportado, dominicano y humano”, realizado por la Coalición del Norte de Manhattan para los Derechos de los Inmigrantes (NMCIR), en colaboración con la Clínica de Derechos de los Inmigrantes de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Nueva York. Read more.
February 26, 2009
Durante una ceremonia el congresista Jose Serrano presento un cheque a la Coalicion del Alto Manhattan Para los Derechs del Inmigrante, para que amplie sus servicios a la poblacion de inmigrantes de el condado de El Bronx. Durante el evento se dio a conocer la nueva oficina de la Coalicion en El Bronx, ubicada en el 2715 Bainbridge Avenue cerca de la calle 196, en El Bronx. Entre los programas que la Coalicion ofrecera estan servicios para ayudar a llenar aplicaciones de ciudadania, clases de ingles y educacion civica para los examenes de ciudadania. En la fotografia aparece el congresista Jose Serrano, con miembros de la Coalicion.
Dozens took to the streets of Washington Heights yesterday for an anti-deportation rally. The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights organized the event to shed light on the turmoil that families face when they are separated. See video and read more.
July 31, 2008
Immigration advocates are speaking out against President Bush's plan to reform laws they say will hurt children.
The group "Families for Freedom" gathered outside the Javits Federal Building on Saturday, joined by kids whose immigrant parents have either been detained or deported.
"We see that it's a huge impact on children emotionally, psychologically. They begin to do worse in school, not want to eat, not want to sleep – you know – they go into a depression," said Raquel Batista of the Coalition for Immigrant Rights. Read more and see video.
January 10, 2008
"We need to send a message to our elected officials that our communities do have issues that need to be addressed by the government, whether it's programs for English as a Second Language or citizenship," said Raquel Batista [Executive Director of NMCIR] and spokesperson for the Coalition for Immigration Rights." Read and see entire interview.