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Coalition testifies for New York State DREAM Act in City Council Hearing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Contact: Thanu Yakupitiyage,  Main Phone: 212-627-2227 x235,  E-mail: tyaku@thenyic.org
New York City  (Tuesday, March 20, 2012)

Coalition testifies for New York State DREAM Act in City Council Hearing

Today, New York State DREAM Coalition and allies held a press conference with New York City Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Member Daniel Dromm to support City Council resolutions 803 and 1219, which call on state legislators and Governor Cuomo to include DREAM in this year’s state budget.

The press conference immediately preceded the first hearing on these bills.

Click HERE for testimony at the hearing provided by Jackie Vimo, Director of Advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition.

Click HERE to see the Fiscal Policy Institute report on estimate of costs and benefits of the New York State DREAM Act.

[Photo Above] Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition calls on NY legislators and Governor Cuomo to pass the NYS DREAM Act.

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