The Hudson Valley Community Coalition works to build communities that foster social justice and cultural awareness. Working with immigrants in the Hudson Valley, we emphasize advocacy, leadership development and community organizing.
HVCC was founded in 2008 by a group of concerned residents of the lower Hudson Valley to push back on anti-immigrant initiatives and demagoguery.
Mobile Immigration Clinic. Our Mobile Immigration Clinic travels to areas throughout the Hudson Valley, providing skilled immigration legal consultations for DACA (Deferred Action) and all forms of immigration relief. We partner with community organizations in convenient locations to provide low cost, expert help. Se habla español.
Immigrant Leadership Development, Advocacy and Organizing. Through participation in leadership summits, rallies, lobby visits and other events, members have an active voice in
the creation of more just laws and policies.
Civic Engagement. Through education, Know Your Rights workshops and Get Out the Vote campaigns, we work to empower ourselves to build a more inclusive, just and democratic society.
Stand Up, Fight Back
On June 30, 2018, people all over the United States will stand up and say to the Trump Administration, “Stop The Cruelty Now!” in a nationwide protest proclaiming Families Belong Together. We invite people in the Hudson Valley to be part of that protest at the Federal Courthouse in White Plains. 300 Quarropas St, White Plains, NY 10601
The Trump administration has committed itself to an anti-immigrant agenda, systematically criminalizing immigration and immigrants, ending Deferred Action for Childhood arrivals (DACA) leaving youth and their families in crisis, using intimidation tactics by ICE to terrorize the undocumented members of our communities. The Trump administration has also left hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Statues (TPS) holders in a state of uncertainty.
Pablo Villavicencio, who was taken by ICE officials when he delivered a pizza to the Fort Hamilton Army base in Brooklyn on June 1 is a clear example of the Trump Administration's on-going desire to tear apart immigrant families. This man's wife and children are all US citizens and in February, he had begun the process of gaining his "Green Card" residency status. He is not a danger to anyone. This case shows the immediate need for Congress to take action and stop these attacks on our communities -- and especially to defund and abolish ICE!
Immigrant workers are being targeted by both ICE and some local police departments. They are exploited in their jobs, and separated from their children and love ones. They live in constant fear that ICE can take them away when they are at homes at their job or just walking on the street, and move them anywhere at any time, day or night. And their children live in constant fear that their parents will be taken away. This is no way to live!
At the US southern border, children are being ripped away and separated from their parents while corporations, private prisons and jails are profiting off detention centers and the deportation process. New centers are being created in every state and county. Children of all ages are being kept in inhumane conditions and their conditions medical and physiological conditions remain unknown while divided from their families and warehoused in detention centers throughout the country – including here in Westchester.
More than ever, we need to be loud and clear: Join immigrant workers, families and DACA youth and TPS holders from across the Hudson Valley as we say NO to deportation, NO to separating families at the border and in our communities, NO to detention centers. Let’s say YES to a clean Dream Act, YES to a sane immigration policy and YES to treating the undocumented with respect. And let’s abolish ICE now!