Attorney General James Statement On The Passage Of The New York State Dream Act

NEW YORK—In response to today's passage of the Jose Peralta New York State DREAM Act in the State Legislature, Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement: 

“Today is an important day for our immigrant communities, but also for New Yorkers who believe in equal access to education for all. Immigration status should never be a reason that an individual cannot pursue higher education and with the passage of the DREAM Act, we are getting one step closer to supporting thousands of students and families. I applaud the Legislature for acting swiftly to pass this critical measure that will truly change lives.”