Top Three NY Immigration Coalition Priorities

March 7, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Immigrant youths show support for the DREAM Act at a rally in Times Square in November 2010. (Phoebe Zheng/The Epoch Times)

NEW YORK—The New York Immigration Coalition is gearing up for the 15th annual Immigrants’ Day of Action in Albany on Monday. The coalition will present its priorities for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 state policy and budget plan.

The top three priorities:

1. Pushing the DREAM Act forward, which would allow undocumented immigrants who came to New York under the age of 16 to qualify for college grants.

2. Backing the newly formed Office for New Americans and more funding for its citizenship and refugee programs.

3. Creating a clear separation between local law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement so undocumented immigrants don’t have to fear deportation when they report crimes or commit misdemeanors.