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    Many health and social services—including COVID-19 testing and care, emergency Medicaid, food assistance, tenant protection, and free legal help—are available to all New Yorkers regardless of immigration status, ability to pay, or employment status. Click to view our resource guide.

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    Seeking or using medical treatment or preventive healthcare services related to COVID-19 will NOT be considered under the public charge rule, even if the services are Medicaid-funded. Use of healthcare services will not impact your ability to apply for a green card. 

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    The New York State DMV is now accepting applications for driver's licenses from all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status! IDNYC may be used as a document to count towards proof of identity and residence in your driver's license application. Click here for more information about how to apply.
Know Your Rights: Federal Immigration Enforcement
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    The de Blasio Administration wants to ensure all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, know that they have rights and protections under the law. If you are worried about recent threats of immigration enforcement, call the ActionNYC hotline at 1-800-354-0365 to receive free and safe immigration legal help.
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    On July 3, 2019, New York State released the application for the Senator Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act, which gives undocumented and other students access to New York Stateā€administered grants and scholarships that support their higher education costs. Click here to learn more about your eligibility and how to apply.


The Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) promotes the well-being of immigrant communities.

In the de Blasio administration, we have prioritized three broad goals: enhance the economic, civic, and social integration of immigrant New Yorkers; facilitate access to justice for immigrant New Yorkers; and advocate for continued immigration reforms at all levels of government in order to eliminate inequities that impact New York's immigrant communities.

Join our team!

We're hiring!

Check out the job descriptions below for more information about positions available at MOIA:

General Counsel

City Service Corps Members Program 2020-2021

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