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Immigrant Advocates Applaud Introduction of New York State DREAM Bill: Urge Support from Governor and Senate Leadership

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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  (Wednesday, January 16, 2013)

Immigrant Advocates Applaud Introduction of New York State DREAM Bill: Urge Support from Governor and Senate Leadership

 The following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of The New York Immigration Coalition:

"The New York Immigration Coalition applauds Speaker Silver and Assembly Member Moya for introducing the comprehensive DREAM Act legislation that will provide undocumented students with equal access to financial assistance so they can pursue their dreams of higher education. Recent elections have demonstrated the power of Latino, Asian and immigrant voters and have highlighted the need for changes in our immigration system at the local, state and federal levels. We can no longer exclude New York’s DREAM youth from the promise of higher education afforded their classmates. We now call on the Governor for his critical support and urge Senator Skelos and Senator Klein to come on board to help pass this important legislation.”

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