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Thursday, March 14, 2013

With state budget negotiations expected to end as early as this Friday, undocumented immigrant youth and community leaders rallied loudly outside Governor Cuomo’s office today to demand that New York State DREAM legislation be included in the final budget.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

 The following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of The New York Immigration Coalition:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Passage of State DREAM Legislation Would Leverage Federal Change for Maximum Impact; NYIC and Allies Launch State DREAM Call-In Day

With only three days left in the state legislative session, immigrant advocates and their allies are calling on Governor Cuomo, Speaker Silver and Majority Leader Skelos to pass state-level legislation to provide tuition assistance (TAP) to undocumented youth (DREAMers).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

 With 10 Days Left in Session, Immigrants and Labor Urge Cuomo, Silver and Skelos to Make DREAM Come True

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Statement by Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition,on the Passage of Assembly bill A08689B:

"The NYIC has always supported the New York State DREAM Act and DREAM Fund as a package. The key provision in the DREAM Fund bill passed in the Assembly today would set up a commission to raise private scholarships for undocumented students. While private scholarships could be helpful, the Fund, by itself, does not accomplish the ultimate goal of equal access to college education for all students.

Monday, April 23, 2012

At St. Teresa’s Church in Manhattan, members of diverse faith communities gathered with DREAMers and community leaders to hold an interfaith press conference highlighting the urgency of passing New York State DREAM legislation.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Today, New York State DREAM Coalition and allies held a press conference with New York City Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Council Member Daniel Dromm to support City Council resolutions 803 and 1219, which call on state legislators and Governor Cuomo to include DREAM in this year’s state budget.

The press conference immediately preceded the first hearing on these bills.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New York Immigration Coalition, Fund for Public Advocacy, Korean American Community Foundation, and Public Advocate Launch DREAM Fellowship Program for Undocumented Student Leaders

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Joins with Other New York Officials and Institutions in Righting a Wrong of our Broken Immigration System

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gives New Hope to New York’s Immigrant Communities

Thursday, January 12, 2012. (New York, NY) The following is a statement from Ms. Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition:


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