We promote justice and opportunities for New York State immigrants and refugees locally and nationwide.
The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for more than 200 groups in New York State that work with immigrants and refugees.
As the coordinating body for organizations that serve one of the largest and most diverse newcomer populations in the United States, the NYIC has become a leading advocate for immigrant communities on the local, state, and national levels. The NYIC’s membership includes grassroots community organizations, not-for-profit health and human services organizations, religious and academic institutions, labor unions, and legal, social, and economic justice organizations. With its multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and multi-sector base, the NYIC provides both a forum for immigrant groups to share their concerns and a vehicle for collective action to address these concerns.
The NYIC was founded in 1987 to mobilize the leadership of New York’s immigrant communities in response to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. It has since evolved into a powerful advocacy voice, analyzing the impact of immigration policy proposals, promoting and protecting the rights of immigrants and their family members, improving newcomers’ access to services, resolving problems with public agencies, and mobilizing member groups to respond to emerging issues and needs.
1. A path to citizenship for immigrants here today and those who come in the future.
2. Keeping all of our families together by reducing backlogs and ending deportations.
3. Protections for immigrant and US-born workers.
4. Strong protections of civil rights and civil liberties for all.