by DRM Action Coalition | March 24, 2015
Albany, NY- The NY DREAM Act, which would provide tuition assistance to Dreamers or undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children, is unlikely to be adopted as part of the state’s budget, according to Governor Cuomo’s spokeswoman. Cesar Vargas, co-Director of the Dream Action Coalition, issued the following statement:
“When we talk about Dreamers going to college, we’re talking about young people who have already overcome tough obstacles to get to where they are. This hard work is being ignored by the Governor who knows this and still is not willing to put money behind merit. Governor Cuomo has clearly shown he wasn’t willing to fight for the Dream Act.
By raising the white flag, the Governor effectively abandoned Dreamers along with the increased tax revenue that comes with a college-educated work force. There will be fewer talented engineers and doctors educated and working in our state as many Dreamers will have to continue to delay plans that would contribute to New York.”