The new rules define discrimination on the basis of perceived or actual immigration status and national origin under the New York City Human Rights Law in public accommodations, employment and housing. Fines of up to $250,000 can be assessed for each act of willful discrimination, and damages are available to complainants. – Gregg W. Morris
U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries , Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, served food and drinks to customers in a Brooklyn neighborhood restaurant in support of One Fair Wage in New York as well as the Raise the Wage Act which was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives July 18, 2019.
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A new wave of ICE arrests is expected to begin this Sunday in at least 10 cities across the country. We’re fighting back by suing to stop mass deportations of refugee families. Here’s what you can do to fight back in your community:
Key representatives of civil rights and voting rights organizations participated recent in a national roundtable strategizing session to address the predicted malicious major undercounting of people of color in the 2020 U.S. Census. The organizations: Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), the Urban Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) and the New York Immigration Coalition.
“We can’t allow the decennial census to become weaponized and politicized by the Trump administration. Regardless of the Supreme Court’s decision on whether to include the citizenship question on the 2020 Census, our coalition will continue to work to ensure that all communities get counted,” said, Beth Lynk, Census Counts campaign director at The Leadership Conference Education Fund. “If there is an undercount, vital public services, schools, hospitals, and highways will not be properly funded and communities that already face systemic barriers to success will suffer.”
WORD Reporters Areber Rexha and Malik Young interviewed Queens College student leaders about their experiences and opinions of their former college president, Felix V. Matos Rodriguez for a series of articles. This last article is based on interviews with a few Hunter students. The reporting for the series of articles, based on the Queens interviews, was recognized with a reward by the CUNY University Student Senate.
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Several Queens College student leaders were interviewed for their opinions about what CUNY students may expect from their president, Félix V. Matos Rodriguez, the next CUNY Chancellor. He takes office May 1.
“Because he is a man of color and has come up through CUNY, he is able to relate and connect with students on a higher level than prior chancellors before him” – Farbod H. Moghadan, CUNY University Student Senate Vice Chair of Senior College Affairs and Student Government.