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ADL to N.Y. State Senate: Ensure “Dreamers” Can Move on a Path to Success

  • June 10, 2016

New York, NY, June 10, 2016 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today applauded the passage of legislation by the New York State Assembly that would allow certain immigrants in New York to qualify for state financial aid and scholarships for higher education.

The New York DREAM Act passed this week by a vote of 89-49, and will now go before the New York State Senate.

“Year after year, this important legislation, which provides hope to so many, is passed by the Assembly only to fail in the Senate,” said Evan R. Bernstein, ADL New York Regional Director. “The immigrant students who will benefit from this bill have been raised and educated in New York, have worked tirelessly, excelled in their studies, and graduated from state high schools. By paving the way for talented DREAMers to gain access to higher education, we will enable undocumented immigrant students to fulfill their full potential.”

Mr. Bernstein added, “In the long run, this move not only provides them with a better life, but will also lead to a more prosperous state. We commend the New York State Assembly for once again passing this critical legislation and call upon the State Senate to follow the Assembly’s lead by supporting this measure.”

ADL’s New York Regional Office is a member of the New York State Dream Coalition, which advocated for passage of the bill.


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