Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Full Remarks on Executive Orders on Immigration

Today we learned of the first step in the Trump Administration’s dangerous and misguided attack on immigrants in this country.

Our City knows better. New Yorkers know that immigrants contribute to our economy, our culture and our communities. Immigrants are our families, friends, coworkers and neighbors. We will not stand idly by while a Trump Administration tears families apart. READ MORE

A message from Councilwoman Margaret S. Chin

“We will all work together to continue to make New York City a place that welcomes everyone.” A message from Councilwoman Margaret S. Chin. #ImmigrantNYC

Standing Up for Immigrant NYC

New York City’s commitment to protecting and educating immigrant New Yorkers with information is stronger than ever. We urge all immigrant New Yorkers who are concerned about the recent election to contact one of the trusted legal service organizations that has partnered with the City to provide free immigration screenings and services, or one of the many community organizations in your neighborhood that provides information about immigration and city services and protections. READ MORE

Diwali a Celebration of the Festival of Lights

Watch our joyful celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights in our Chambers, sponsored by Council Member Rory Lancman. All Chamber heritage and cultural events are free and open to the public.

Puerto Rican cultural celebration in chambers

This month we celebrated Puerto Rican culture and heritage at City Hall. Congratulations to our honorees!

Remember, all our Chamber cultural events are free and open to the public.

New video visitation program for families separated by incarceration at New York Public Library

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Council Member Andy King celebrated the $600,000 in Council funding to expand a video visitation program with the City’s three library systems to provide free live video services for families who wish to visit their NYC Department of Corrections (DOC) incarcerated loved ones. The program is offered at 22 public library branches across the five boroughs. READ MORE