City Budget Delivers Wins for Immigrant NYers: Promise NYC, 3-K/Pre-K and Libraries

New York, NY—Today, the New York City Mayor and City Council announced a handshake deal on a $112.4 billion executive budget for FY25. The NYIC fought for a range of programs to support immigrant New Yorkers, and applaud the inclusion of several priorities in this deal including Promise NYC, $100 million for 3-K and Pre-K and $58 million to reverse cuts to the city’s public libraries.

Murad Awawdeh, President and CEO, New York Immigration Coalition:

“The handshake deal announced today is a vital step in reversing Mayor Adams’ unnecessarily austere proposed budget that would have left too many New Yorkers in need. The restoration of funding to early childhood programs like 3-K and Pre-K and expansion of funding for Promise NYC will help ensure that immigrant parents will be able to contribute to our economy while knowing their children are safe, learning and cared for – a critical need for New York families that deserves complete and guaranteed funding. The restoration and baselining of library funding and services will ensure that programs that immigrant New Yorkers rely on like language services and IDNYC will continue to be available as a resource for all. We commend NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and the entire City Council for championing low-income and immigrant New Yorkers. This is a step in the right direction, and we look forward to seeing how the needs of our communities will be supported in the full budget.”