ALBANY – FWD.us Director of State Immigration Campaigns Pamela Chomba issued the following statement on the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act:
“The Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act is a life-changing advancement for immigrant students across the state. This progress has been many years in the making and we applaud New York’s commitment to creating opportunities for families and people like my neighbors, friends and coworkers.
“This is clearly a step in the right direction, and we continue to call on Governor Cuomo and New York state lawmakers to honor immigrants’ contributions and not to dismiss how urgently New York immigrant residents are in need of driver licenses. Providing driver licenses to undocumented New Yorkers would allow them to more fully participate in the state’s economy, would further increase financial stability, and significantly improve public safety. All New Yorkers deserve to have peace of mind, and live without the fear that driving to work or dropping off their children at school could lead to deportation. Like with the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act, it is time to make another dream a reality for all New Yorkers.”