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City to help immigrants seeking deportation reprieves

New York Times - July 17, 2013, by Kirk Semple - New York City plans to spend $18 million over the next two years to help young unauthorized immigrants qualify for a federal program that grants a...


New York City allocates $500K to fight feds on deportation

US News - July 17, 2013, by Steven Nelson - Immigration advocates are thrilled that New York City is footing the bill for a pilot program to provide free legal representation to people fighting...

07/7/2013 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative

New York Now Largest City With Paid Sick Days

ThinkProgress - June 27, 2013, by Bryce Covert - In an early morning session on Thursday, the New York City Council voted to override a veto from Mayor Michael Bloomberg on paid sick days...

06/27/2013 | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality

City Council Votes to Increase Oversight of New York Police

The New York Times - June 27, 2013, by J. David Goodman - Over the objections of the mayor and police commissioner, the New York City Council early Thursday morning approved by veto-proof...


New York's vote to curb stop-and-frisk is another win for civil rights

The Guardian - June 27, 2013, by Brittny Saunders - New York City Council passed two bills designed to guarantee safety and respect for all New Yorkers. The measures were championed by Communities...

06/27/2013 | Local Progress: A National Network of Progressive Local Elected Officials

City Council overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of paid-sick leave bill in early morning session

New York Daily News - June 27, 2013, by Tina Moore & Erin Durkin - The City Council overrode Mayor Bloomberg’s veto Thursday and made New York the largest city in the country to require paid...

06/26/2013 | Ensuring Paid Sick Time for All Workers, Improving Job Quality

Supreme Court Guts Voting Rights Act

Colorlines - June 25, 2013, by Brentin Mock - The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, which determines what states and jurisdictions are covered by Section 5, is...

06/25/2013 | Strengthening Voting Rights and Democracy

More Overreach by the N.Y.P.D.

The New York Times - June 23, 2013, Editorial - The revelation in 2011 that the New York City Police Department was spying on law-abiding Muslims rightly attracted scrutiny from the Justice...

06/20/2013 | Published by: New York Amsterdam News

Car wash activists release report on John Lage

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Car wash activists release report on John Lage

Amsterdam News - June 20, 2013 - According to a recently released report by car wash workers and their advocates, the owner of several car washes with labor law violations is still paid by the...

06/20/2013 | New York Amsterdam News | Supporting Car Wash Workers

Allentown immigration rally encourages reform

WFMZ-TV - June 18, 2013, By Rosa Duarte - A big vote on immigration reform is coming up in the U.S. Senate next week and that has local politicians and community leaders sounding off on the issue...

06/18/2013 | Building an Immigrant Justice Initiative


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