Immigrants Rights

NEW YORK DREAM ACT

DREAM stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. The New York DREAM Act would enable 4,500 undocumented students who graduate from high school each year to pursue a college education. 146,000 undocumented youth now in New York will benefit from this law. It would allow undocumented students who meet in-state tuition requirements to access state financial aid and scholarships for higher education. It establishes a DREAM Fund Commission to raise private funds for a college scholarship program for children of immigrants.

PERMIT UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO AQUIRE DRIVERS LICENSES

This measure is a matter of public safety as well as equal justice under law.

MAKE NEW YORK A SANCTUARY STATE

  • Prohibit the use of public funds in New York State to enforce federal immigration laws.

  • Direct state police and state employees to not inquire about about a person's immigration status in the course of performing their duties.

  • These policies will make it safe for immigrant crime victims and witnesses to report criminals to the police and help bring them to justice.

FAIR LABOR PRACTICES FOR FARMWORKERS

Extend to farmworkers, most of them immigrants, the same rights under labor law as other workers, including A Day of Rest, Overtime Pay, Collective Bargaining Protections, Disability Insurance, Unemployment Insurance, Child Labor Protections, and Occupational Safety and Health Standards.

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