Thank you Gov. Cuomo for leading the way on immigration reform!
Fellow New Yorker,
Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
Ending this policy represents an assault on the value of diversity that built this state and this nation. The President's action will destroy the lives of hundreds of thousands of young Dreamers who know only America as their home, including 42,000 New Yorkers. It will rip families apart, sow havoc in our communities and force innocent people—our neighbors, our friends, and our relatives—to live in fear.
We should not and cannot sit on the sidelines and watch the lives of these young people be ruined. Today, I am calling on Congress to do what they should have done years ago—pass the DREAM Act.
New Yorkers know that we are a nation of immigrants. If there is a move to deport immigrants, then I say start with me. I come from a family of immigrants who came to this country without jobs, without money, without resources—seeking only the promise of America embodied by the Lady of the Harbor.