Good afternoon, and thank you to the members of the Council for convening this hearing and to Chairman Dromm for his continued leadership for immigrant communities.
Nearly half of public school students speak a language other than English at home, and more than 180 languages are represented.
Good Afternoon, my name is Claudia Calhoon, and I am the Health Advocacy Senior Specialist at the New York Immigration Coalition.
We, the undersigned, write to urge the creation of a bureau or division within the Queens County District Attorney’s office dedicated to protecting Queens’ immigrant communities by, amongst other things, investigating and prosecuting those unscrupulous individuals who defraud immigrants not only of money, but also potential eligibility for immigration relief.
1. Win Equal Access to Education: Provide undocumented immigrant students access to state tuition assistance (TAP).
The Cities for Citizenship Initiative (C4C) is a collaboration co-chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, and Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York.
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