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17 Wins in 2017: Nonprofits Driving Policy Change

12.21.2017 | Huffington Post | Throughout 2017, immigrants across the nation have faced threats of deportation and discrimination from Washington. In New York City, many of our grantee partners have been working to make sure the city’s schools are safe places for young immigrants. Advocates for Children received support earlier this year to push for the City Department of Education to prevent United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents from entering school buildings or accessing student records. Other long-time Trust grantees including the New York Immigration Coalition and Make the Road New York have been pressing city officials to ensure widespread protections for immigrant families. These efforts produced tangible results when the Mayor announced that the city was sharing a detailed protocol for schools on how to respond to law enforcement requests from ICE authorities. The protocol is one of many local policies aimed at supporting New York City’s immigrant communities in the wake of heightened discrimination. Read article