Res. No. 803-A
Resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to pass, and the Governor to sign, the New York Dream Act, which would grant certain benefits to eligible undocumented immigrants.
By Council Members Rodriguez, Dromm, Eugene, Chin, Ferreras, James, Lander, Mendez, Rose, Van Bramer, Williams, Mark-Viverito, Gonzalez, Jackson, Brewer, Recchia, Comrie, Arroyo, Vann, Lappin, Dickens, Reyna, Barron, Gennaro, Koo, Levin, Mealy and the Public Advocate (Mr. de Blasio)
Whereas, Undocumented youths account for 1.8 million of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States; and
Whereas, With approximately 625,000 undocumented immigrants, New York is home to the third largest such population in the nation; and
Whereas, On March 22, 2011, New York State Senator Bill Perkins and State Assemblyman Guillermo Linares introduced the New York Dream Act (S. 4179/A. 6829), a bill that would provide benefits to certain undocumented immigran...Click here for full text