Mayor de Blasio has taken a strong stand in the fight against hate and discrimination. The divisive policies coming out of Washington have no place in New York or anywhere else in America.
Keeping New York a City for Everyone
Mayor de Blasio will not allow families to be torn apart because of discriminatory, unconstitutional immigration orders. As Mayor, he rejected federal immigration agent attempts to disrupt classrooms, signed into law a bill that severely reduced the City’s cooperation with federal immigration detainer requests, and will continue to protect the personal information of the millions of New Yorkers who have IDNYC cards.
Investing in Our Values
No matter the threats from the federal government to defund health care organizations like Planned Parenthood, Mayor de Blasio has pledged to ensure accessible, affordable health care for all New Yorkers.
Resources for Immigrant Communities
Under the leadership of Mayor de Blasio, a new resource and referral guide is helping immigrant children and their families better integrate into their communities by connecting them with City services and agencies.
Reducing Barriers to Naturalization
New York has always been a city of immigrants, and Mayor de Blasio is committed to increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents. Under his leadership, the City is working to provide low- and moderate-income New Yorkers free, high-quality legal assistance for naturalization applications.
Legal Support for Immigrants
In 2017, Mayor de Blasio added $16.4 million to the budget to provide legal representation to immigrant New Yorkers who are facing deportation and other legal immigration challenges.
Decreased Cooperation with ICE
Mayor de Blasio signed into law a bill to end the presence of ICE at all City facilities, including Rikers Island, and dramatically reduced the City’s cooperation with federal ICE detainers for low-level offenses. Now, the City will only cooperate in cases involving serious, and violent, crimes.
Mayor de Blasio vowed to pushed back against President Trump’s decision on DACA. With over 30,000 New Yorkers affected by this policy, the Mayor assured them that their city stands with them: no matter what. The Mayor committed to fighting against the President and his policy, and continuing to put New Yorkers first and protecting them in any way possible.
NYC Unity Project
First Lady Chirlane McCray announced an unprecedented investment in LGBTQ youth by creating the NYC Unity Project. The initiative will invest $4.8 million in new programs for LGBTQ youth, and will create a 24-hour drop-in center for anyone who needs it, regardless of gender, race, and sexual orientation.