Dec 27, 2013 | News Story

Elected Officials, Labor Leaders Renew Push for Passage of the DREAM Act

On Monday, NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez, 32BJ SEIU President Hector Figueroa, and PSC-CUNY President Barbara Bowen gathered with NY Immigration Coalition Executive Director Steve Choi, La Fuente/NYCPP Executive Director Lucia Jimenez-Gomez,  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Assemblyman Francisco Moya to reaffirm the need to pass the New York State DREAM Act.  The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Moya, would grant undocumented students access to state financial aid, and create a separate fund for private scholarships. If enacted, the measure would make New York one of only four states - including Texas, New Mexico and California - to offer state financial aid to immigrant students.