New Economy Project announced today that it has expanded its NYC DREAMer Loan Fund to provide rapid-response grants to New Yorkers applying for renewal of their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
In the latest episode of our podcast, we speak with Walter Barrientos, Make the Road organizer and longtime leader in the immigrant rights movement, and other New Yorkers about recent attacks on immigrant communities and why it is so critical that people take to the streets and demand justice.
NYC DREAMer Loan Fund recipients Luz, Lidia, Itzel, Dulce, Keisha, and Alex. Hear their stories. New Economy Project is outraged by Trump’s termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program that since 2012 has provided protection from deportation, work permits, and other opportunities to more than 40,000 New Yorkers and 800,000 people around the […]
We support the rights of DREAMers – and all immigrants – to live with dignity and justice. In the face of this attack, we are immediately expanding our NYC DREAMer Loan Fund. Over the next month, we will make 0% interest loans, and a limited number of grants, to cover DACA renewal fees for eligible NYC residents – who must apply to USCIS by October 5, 2017.
As federal actions threaten immigrants’ rights and economic security, immigrant New Yorkers are rightly concerned about how to protect themselves and their families. Here, you’ll find answers to frequently asked questions about immigrants’ financial rights, based on current laws and information.
El Diario — Mientras acciones federales amenazan los derechos y la seguridad económica de comunidades inmigrantes, los neoyorquinos inmigrantes están enfocándose en cómo protegerse a sí mismos y a sus familias.
MarketWatch — “I’m not surprised that the banks aren’t serving this population with student loans because they’re not serving this population with any kinds of loans in most cases,” said Deyanira Del Rio, the co-director of the New Economy Project, an organization advocating for low-income New Yorkers.
Chase has consistently failed to meet community credit needs in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods – and is in fact harming many lower-income people and communities – in New York City. Giving Chase a Satisfactory or better CRA rating would effectively reward the bank for its illegal, discriminatory, and abusive actions and practices. We call on the OCC to assign a less-than-Satisfactory rating that holds Chase accountable.
New Economy Project presses NYC Community Investment Advisory Board to collect and make public data on a wide range of banks’ activities, as banks have a very poor track record of serving New York City communities, particularly communities of color.
Learn about immigrants’ rights in the banking system, and resources for assistance. Available in English, Spanish, French.