December 12, 2014


In the fight against the schemers and unethical lawyers trying to defraud unsuspecting immigrants, one of the many front lines is in a room above the nave of the Bronx Spanish Evangelical Church.

Read the article in New York Times


November 12, 2014


Immigrant Aid Program Expands to Western N.Y.

NMCIR would like to thank all our partners and supporters in making this happen!

Read the article in New York Law Journal

August 12, 2013


Build Up the Middle Class

Check out Room for Debate from The New York Times to read our Angela Fernandez’s take on NYC’s income inequality and what this means for the mayoral race.


Read the article in Room for Debate


July 20, 2013


Free Legal Representation

Undocumented individuals in NYC may have a lawyer without paying fees.


Watch the video and read about this story on Telemundo


July 20, 2013

NY1 News

Pilot Program To Create Network Of Legal Counsel For NY Immigrants

A pilot program is helping make sure New York immigrants get fair legal representation.

Watch the video and read about this story on NY1


July 17, 2013


New York City Allocates $500K to Fight Feds on Deportation

Immigration advocates are thrilled that New York City is footing the bill for a pilot program to provide free legal representation to people fighting deportation. 

Read this story in The U.S. News & World Report



June 16, 2012

Applauding the Dream!

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 Office of Congressman Rangel

Guest Blogging

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

El Diario

Protecting Immigrants From Fraud

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

El Diario

In Defense of Immigrants

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

Forum highlights new risks to immigrants

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

Manhattan Times 

The Immigration Circus Comes to Town

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

The Epoch Times

Bloomberg's Immigration Push a Mixed Blessing, Says Local Advocate

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

9/11 Huff Post

Latinos And Terrorism: In The Name Of National Security

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

NY Times

A U.S. Immigrant Program

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.

Read about this story in The New York Times


December 9, 2010

NY 1 logo

Immigrant Groups Urge State To Re-Think "Secure Communities"

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

NY Times

The Fight to Save Jean Montrevil

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.

jeans family


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

Manhattan Times 

Advocates Start Fight to Change Immigration Law

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

El Diario

Presentan Informe Sobre Deportados Dominicanos

TirsoManhattan--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

El Diario


Congresista destina fondos para la Coalicion del Alto Manhattan Para los Derechos del Inmigrante

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.


July 20, 2008
NY 1 logo

Dozens In Washington Heights Rally Against Deportation

Speaking Out for Immigrants!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

Children of Deported Parents Suffer

Immigration Advocates Protest Federal Reform Plan

Children of Deported Parents Suffer 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
NY1 News

Last Days To Register For New York Primaries

I'm pro immigrant and I voteNY1 reports "with immigration a hot topic in the presidential race, community groups are working to make sure new citizens make it to the polls. ..."

"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.


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